US staffer charges Infosys with visa fraud

Press Trust of India Washington | Updated on February 26, 2011

An American employee of Infosys has filed a case against the company accusing it of visa and tax fraud.

In his complaint filed before an Alabama Court early this week, Mr Jack Palmer said he worked for Infosys “as a Principal - Enterprise Solutions” since August 2008.

In his 13 page complaint, he alleged that Infosys sent lower level and unskilled foreigners to the US to work in full-time positions at its customer sites in direct violation of immigration laws.

He claimed that Infosys was paying these employees in India for full-time work in the US without withholding Federal or Sate income taxes, and overbilled customers for the labour costs of these employees.

After the federal Government restricted the H-1B programme, in 2009, Mr Palmer claimed he was sent to Bangalore for planning meetings.

Asked for its reaction, Infosys declined to comment.

Published on February 26, 2011

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