December 16, 2010
The U.S. Labor Department has penalized a newspaper for abusing the H-1B program in its own hiring practices.
The paper is the Asian Journal, headquartered in Los Angeles, which also prints editions in San Francisco, Las Vegas, New York, and the Philippines. It was not only forced to make more than half a million dollars in payments to its own staff and to the government, it was tossed out of the H-1B program until July 30, 2011.
Given the wide extent of the violations, noted below, I was surprised that its suspension from the program was so brief. Read more...