Workers Misclassified As Entry-Level Employees
A US Department of Labor investigation has found that Apple's contractors misclassified their H-1B workers as entry-level employees even though many of the workers were experienced and had master's degrees. This misclassification resulted in workers being paid less than the prevailing wages for the jobs they were actually performing, a violation of the H-1B visa policy.
Workers Underpaid $1,000.00 Per Month
The Department of Labor's investigation found that the misclassified worker were typically underpaid $1,000.00 per month. The Department ordered Apple's contractors to pay $84,000.00 in back wages to 21 workers, and an additional $103,000.00 in fines.
Although the ultimate legal responsibility for payment of wages is with the contractors, and not Apple, there is always the possibility that tech companies such as Apple benefit from having these workers underpaid because the contractors may charge less for the labor.
Have You Been Underpaid By Your Employer?
If your employer has misclassified you or underpaid your wages, Contact Sani Law today to schedule a free consultation. We will aggressively pursue compensation from employers that fail to follow the law.