The Worst H-1B Employers, According to the Labor Department

By David North January 2015


David North is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. He has been studying various migration streams, both of immigrants and nonimmigrants, off and on since 1969. He is grateful for the research assistance of Cody Donald, a CIS intern.


The Center for Immigration Studies, as a public service, has pulled together a comprehensive, all-time list of Department of Labor-debarred H-1B employers.

To our knowledge, this is the only complete listing in existence; it is displayed in alphabetical order so that job seekers can be warned about seeking employment with outfits that have received black marks from the department. Existing lists tend to be fragmented in various ways.

The H-1B program is one that allows, in general terms, U.S. employers to hire nonimmigrant foreign workers, usually (but not always) into high-tech positions, at wages lower than those that would be paid otherwise. Thus all users of the program are at least nibbling away at labor standards, and are involved with denying jobs to available professionals who are citizens or green card holders.

Within the universe of H-1B users there is a much smaller population whose treatment of their workers, or the immigration law, was so abusive as to secure negative attention from the normally sleepy Labor Department. These employers fall into two categories: the broader debarred list, and the worst of the worst, the "willful violators" whose names appear in boldface type on the CIS list.

The Labor Department's standards are such that no more than one-tenth of 1 percent of the H-1B-using firms wind up on these lists. There are many terrible employers who are not on these lists.

The list covers all known DoL debarment and willful violator rulings; some of the firms listed have since gone out of business; others have changed their names, been absorbed by other firms, or changed their addresses. Some have perhaps changed their labor practices, but there are no data on that. All the listings are frozen in time, carrying the names and the addresses at the time of the DoL rulings.

The list that follows is based solely on DoL rulings. Negative governmental moves by other units of government, or the courts, against other H-1B users, such as the often-in-trouble Infosys (as my colleague, John Miano, had reported earlier), are not included in this listing.

Most of the employers listed are in the IT field; there is, however, one public school system that had mishandled the H-1B program outrageously. It is that of Prince George's County (Md.), as discussed in an earlier blog.


I am grateful to Cody Donald, a CIS intern, for his research assistance.


Compendium of H-1B Employers Debarred by the U.S. Department of Labor
Willful violators (i.e., worst of the worst) in bold face

Employer Location Currently
Debarred
Willful
Violation
Beginning
Date
Ending
Date
 
           
 
3A Technologies, Inc. 3780 Rochester Rd., Suite 105, Troy, MI 48083 Yes Yes 2/1/13 1/31/15
 
4MY2C, Inc. d/b/a Goldilocks Corp.  10329 Painter Ave. Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/11
 
Abacus Consultancy Services, LLC 11350 Random Hills Rd. Ste. 800 Fairfax, VA 22030     3/20/13 3/19/14
 
Access Therapies, Inc. 5980 West 71st Street, Suite 102, Indianapolis, IN 46278 Yes   8/1/14 7/31/15
 
Advanced Professional Marketing, Inc. and Marissa Beck, individually and as president 229 East 21st Street New York, NY 10010 Yes Yes 10/1/14 9/30/16
 
AGA John, Inc. d/b/a Aga John Oriental Rugs 8687 Melrose Ave., Suite B-130 West Hollywood, CA 90069     6/1/08 5/31/10
 
Allied Rehabilitation and Pain Management, Inc., Allied Rehabilitation Services, Inc., Optimal Network Resources, Inc., and Ortho-Neuro Rehabilitation, Inc. 989 University Drive Pontiac, MI 48342   Yes 7/31/10 7/30/11
 
Allied Solutions Group, Inc. d/b/a Allied Solutions Group 4836 Brecksville Rd., Suite 3 Richfield, OH 44286   Yes 10/31/10 10/30/12
 
Alrek Business Solutions, Inc 804 Woodfield Rd., Suite 100 Schaumburg, IL 60173     12/12/11 12/11/12
 
Amreli Technology Solutions LLC and Atul Hipara, 1501 US Highway 441, North, Suite 1706 17530 NE Union Hill Rd. Redmond, WA 98052* Yes Yes 1/31/14 1/30/16
 
Amtech Electrocircuits 701 Minnesota Drive Troy, MI 48083   Yes 3/1/08 2/28/10
 
API Accounting & Computer Consulting 17870 Castleton St., Suite 116 City of Industry, CA 917748   Yes 4/1/08 3/31/10
 
Arpana Sarkar an individual 33 South Wood Avenue, Suite 452 Iselin, NJ 08830 Yes Yes 11/26/14 11/25/16
 
ASAP America, LLC 1501 US Highway 441, North, Suite 1706, The Villages, FL 32159 Yes Yes 7/31/13 7/30/15
 
Ascent Technologies, Inc. 42 Prestbury Square Third Floor, Suite 12 Newark, DE 19713     4/11/11 4/10/12
 
Asian Journal Publications, Inc. 1150 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017   Yes 7/31/10 7/30/12
 
Assured Horizons, LLC d/b/a Assured Horizons 18607 Brookhurst Street, Suite 359 Fountain Valley, CA 92708   Yes 8/1/08 7/31/10
 
Asterix Consulting, Inc., and Pasapula Jaganmohan Ram 303 5th Avenue Ste 1301 New York, NY 10016     5/30/13 5/29/14
 
ATV, Inc. 16201 Commerce Way Cerritos, CA 90703   Yes 9/7/11 9/6/13
 
Bradley Consulting Services, Inc. Maria Bradley 3357 Pitcher Plant Circle Pensacola, FL 32506   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/2011 
 
Business Intelligence Technologies, Inc. d/b/a Bitech, Inc. 30200 Telegraph Road, Suite 228 Bingham Farms, MI 48025     7/1/11 6/30/12
 
Calpension, Inc. 23232 Peralta Dr., Suite 218 Laguna Hills, CA 92653     6/1/2009  5/31/2010 
 
Cambridge Resource Group, Inc.  18 Lyman Street, Suite 207 Westborough, MA 01581   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/11
 
Citizens Mortgage Corporation and John DeLosSantos, individually and as president 26-01 Pollack Ave. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410   Yes 7/31/10 7/30/12
 
Comdata Consulting, Inc. 2775 Algonquin Rd., Suite 240 Rolling Meadows, IL 60008   Yes 9/30/10 9/29/12
 
Complete Systems Solutions, Inc., d/b/a CSSI 560 Sutter Street #400 San Francisco, CA 94102   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/11
 
Computer Institute of Technology 11631 Victory Blvd., Suite 205 North Hollywood, CA 916061     8/24/12 8/23/13
 
Compride, Inc 187 Griffin Street, Jersey City, NJ 07307 Yes   4/28/14 4/27/15
 
Curosys Solutions, Inc. 512 Mary Charlotte Lane Charlotte, NC 28262     7/1/11 6/30/12
 
Custom Systems Company, Inc., d/b/a Custom Systems Company and Custom Systems and Hans A. Kessler, individually and as owner and president 6980 S. Edgerton Rd. Brecksville, OH 44141     5/31/11 5/30/12
 
Cyber Wiz, Inc. 35420 Nankin Blvd., Suite 403 Westland, MI 48185     9/7/11 9/6/12
 
Cyberworld Enterprise Technologies, Inc., d/b/a Tekstrom, Inc. DE Industrial Park, Suites 101-1022 18 Shea Way Newark, DE 19713     7/31/10 7/30/11
 
Cybrid, Inc. 1017 Mumma Road, Suite 105 Wormleysburg, PA 17043     1/7/13 1/6/14
 
Dental Clinic  10317 122d St. E., Suite D Puyallup, WA 98374   Yes 9/30/10 9/29/12
 
digiBlitz Technologies Pvt. Ltd 3976 University Drive, Suite 350 Fairfax, VA 20300 Yes   10/1/14 9/30/15
 
DTP, LLC d/b/a Digital Transaction Processing and Himanshu Shekhar (individual) 16000 Christensen Road, Suite 130, Seattle, WA 98188 Yes Yes 12/10/13 12/9/15
 
E Methods, Inc. 7457 Harwin Drive, Suite 208 Houston, TX 77036     7/16/12 7/15/13
 
Electronic Design & Research, Inc., and Vladimir Shvartsman, an individual 7311 Intermodal Drive Louisville, KY 40258   Yes 4/11/11 4/10/13
 
EnterSoft Solutions, Inc. 370 Convention Way, Suite 3023 Redwood City, CA 94063   Yes 5/25/12 5/24/14
 
eVerticals Group, Inc. 6616 Ruppsville Road Allentown, PA 18106     5/31/11 5/30/12
 
Fremont Investment Group, Inc. d/b/a Fremont Business Services 39055 Hastings Street, Suite 202-B Fremont, CA 94538     9/7/11 9/6/12
 
Global Professional Healthcare Providers, Inc. 10700 W. Higgins Rd., Suite 120 Rosemont, IL 60018     10/10/11 10/9/12
 
GTRAS, Inc. 4229 Lafayette Center Dr., Suite 1750 Chantilly, VA 20151   Yes 3/16/12 3/15/14
 
Gunderson Sweetwater, MD., P.A. d/b/a Sunrise OB/GYN and Erik Gunderson, M.D., an individual 8410 W. Thomas Road, Bldg. 4, Suite 138 Phoenix, AZ 85037 Yes Yes 10/1/14 9/30/16
 
Healthcrest Enterprises, Inc. 3125 S. Pickwick Place, Suite B Springfield, MO 65804     7/31/10 7/30/11
 
iFuturistics, Inc. 315 Main Street, Suite A Pineville, NC 28134 Yes Yes 3/20/13 3/19/15
 
Infinitum, Inc. 15 Constitution Drive, Suite 165 Bedford, NH 03110 Yes Yes 2/1/13 1/31/15
 
Integrated Global Systems, Inc. 14 Washington Road Building 2, Suite 212 Princeton Junction, NJ 08550   Yes 1/1/10 12/31/11
 
International Construction Group, Inc. d/b/a ICG, Inc. 1200 Moraine Drive Woodstock, IL 60098   Yes 7/1/11 6/30/13
 
International Quality Healthcare Corp. 2837 Burnet Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45219     7/1/11 6/30/12
 
Invent Information Technology, Inc. 675 E. Big Beaver Rd., Suite 107 Troy, MI 48083     8/24/12 8/23/13
 
Jags Software, Inc. 260 Chapman Road, Suite 201-B Newark, DE 19702     5/31/11 5/30/12
 
Jai Mataji, LLC d/b/a The Country Store 1206 Piedmount Hwy. Cedartown, GA 30125 Yes Yes 10/29/13 10/28/15
 
Japan United States Teaching, Inc., and Dr. Hideo Ishikawa, individually and as president 5295 Olentangy River Road Columbus, OH 43235   Yes 2/21/11 2/20/12
 
JCG Technologies, Inc. 50 S. Belcher Road, Suite #104 Clearwater, FL 33765     9/21/12 9/20/13
 
Julian and Associates, Polytechnic Education and Career Services, Polytechnic Education and Career Services d/b/a ITI, Northwestern Institute of Health and Technology 4641 North Ashland Avenue Chicago, IL 60640   Yes 8/1/08 7/31/10
 
Juno Healthcare Staffing System, Inc., and Dante Teodoro, individually and as president 91-31 Queens Boulevard, Suite 608 Elmhurst, NY 11373   Yes 7/31/10 7/30/12
 
JVR Systems, Inc. 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 121 Plano, TX 75023     1/7/13 1/6/14
 
KCP Systems, Inc. United Information Technology, Inc. 29200 Southfield Road, Suite 203 Southfield, MI 48076     8/1/11 7/31/12
 
K-Soft Information Technologies, Inc. 9951 Atlantic Boulevard, Suite 450 Jacksonville, FL 32255   Yes 7/31/10 7/30/12
 
Law Offices of Sergio Villaverde PLLC 3109 Sedgwick Avenue Bronx, NY 10463   Yes 2/21/11 2/20/13
 
Life Nutritionales LLC d/b/a Life Nutritionales 1501 US Highway 441, North, Suite 1706 The Villages, FL 32159 Yes Yes 7/31/13 7/30/15
 
LNBJ Construction Company, Inc. 2642 Briarwood Drive Marietta, GA 30067   Yes 3/1/08 2/28/10
 
Lungs Associates, P.A. and Moonasar Rampertaap, M.D., as president and individually 203 Third Avenue, East Bradenton, FL 34208   Yes 5/31/11 5/30/13
 
Magnolia Pool Supply, Inc. 9571 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92503   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/11
 
Mahadeep Virk DMD Puyallup P.S. d/b/a Avenue Dental Care 11707 101st Avenue Court East Puyallup, WA 98373   Yes 9/30/10 9/29/12
 
Marathon Health Care Corporation 443 Winthrop Street, Basement, Unit 4B Brooklyn, NY 11203 Yes   9/1/14 8/31/15
 
Mertz, Bitelman & Associates Law Office P.C. 45 West 34th Street, Suite 202 New York, NY 10001   Yes 6/30/10 6/29/12
 
MG Globalsoft, LLC 32580 Grand River Avenue Room 7 Farmington, MI 48336 Yes Yes 2/1/13 1/31/15
 
Morex Enterprises Inc. 1442 E. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90021   Yes 3/1/08 2/28/10
 
MQ Solutions LLC and its members and controlling agents, Mrs. Ellen Esquerra Durman and Mr. Mark Durman 1400 Marcia Drive La Habra, CA 90631-2477     10/31/10 10/30/12
 
Multicare Therapy Center 1527 Route 27, Suite 1100 Somerset, NJ 08873   Yes 1/1/10 12/31/11
 
Multivision Inc. 1220 Iroquois Ave., Suite 210 Naperville, IL 60563     11/16/11 11/15/12
 
Netultimate.Com, Inc. Sounder Dilipan 8116 Arlington Blvd. Apt. 121 Falls Church, VA 22042     6/1/09 5/31/11
 
NetXert, Inc. 3915 Research Park Drive, Suite A-1 Ann Arbor, MI 48108   Yes 2/21/11 2/20/12
 
Nevada Beauty Supplies, Inc. d/b/a Beauty Supply Warehouse 21515 Hawthorne Blvd., #585 Torrance, CA 90503   Yes 1/3/11 1/2/13
 
New Hope Solutions, Inc.  2731 Sawbury Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43235   Yes 1/1/09 12/31/10
 
Northern California Universal Enterprise Corporation (NCUE) and Joe Wu, an individual 2099 Fortune Drive, San Jose, CA 95131 Yes   4/14/14 4/13/19
 
Oshima Saito LLP and Joe Oshima, individually 509 5th Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 11377   Yes 11/30/12 11/29/14
 
Pal-Do Company Inc. 9601 S. Tacoma Way Lakewood, WA 98499 Yes Yes 2/1/13 1/31/15
 
PC Tech Learning Center and Mana R. Somalingham, an individual 1 Hillside Avenue Pelham, NY 10803   Yes 5/2/11 5/1/13
 
Pegasus Consulting Group, Inc. 90 Woodbridge Center Dr. Woodbridge, NJ 07095   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/11
 
Pegasus Consulting Group, Inc. a/k/a Pegasus Systems, Inc. 100 Matawan Road Matawan, NJ 07747   Yes 5/31/11 5/30/13
 
Peri Software Solutions, Inc. and Sarib Perisamya, individually and as president 570 Broad Street Newark, NJ 07102     1/3/11 1/2/12
 
Portland Sushi & Seafood Buffet, Inc. d/b/a Todai Restaurant 340 SW Morrison Street, #4305 Portland, OR 97204     5/23/11 5/22/12
 
Posen Construction, Inc. d/b/a Posen Construction 50500 Design Lane Shelby Township, MI 48315     8/1/11 7/31/12
 
Prince George’s County Public Schools 14201 School Lane Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772   Yes 3/16/12 3/15/14
 
Professional Technology Staffing, Inc. d/b/a PTSI 560 Sutter Street #400 San Francisco, CA 94102   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/11
 
Quest Software Services, Inc. 6825 Hobson Valley Dr., Suite 102 Woodbridge, IL 60517     6/30/10 6/29/11
 
RMJM Group Inc. 132 W. 31st Street 6th Floor New York, NY 10001 Yes Yes 10/1/14 9/30/16
 
RP Consultants, Inc. d/b/a Net Matrix Solutions, Inc. 10235 W. Little York Road, Suite 435 Houston, TX 77040     4/15/13 4/14/14
 
R-Tech Group, Ltd. a/k/a R-Tech, Ltd. Kala Ramasamy and Balaguru Ramasamy P.O. Box 423 Keego Harbor, MI 48320   Yes 1/1/09 12/31/10
 
Rudell & Associates, Inc. and Rodolfo Quiambao (individual) 11-11 40th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101 Yes Yes 10/29/13 10/28/15
 
S J B Enterprises 611 S. Catlina Street, #315 Los Angeles, CA 90005   Yes 1/1/10 12/31/11
 
Satya Marg Solutions, Inc. One Woodbridge Center, Suite 440 Woodbridge, NJ 07095     6/30/10 6/29/11
 
Sirisoft, Inc. 39555 Orchard Hill Place, Suite 157 Novi, MI 48375     4/11/11 4/10/12
 
Software Developers of America, Inc. and Sameer Suri, vice president 5557 York County Road Columbus, OH 43221   Yes 2/16/12 2/15/14
 
Software Technology International Corporation 400 Amherst St., Suite 403 Nashau, NH 03063     4/27/12 4/26/13
 
Sphero Trading Inc. d/b/a US Resources Co. 2951 Marion Drive #115 Las Vegas, NV 89115   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/11
 
Sriven Infosys, Inc. 43-14 Main Street Third Floor Flushing, NY 11355     2/26/13 2/25/14
 
SS IT Consulting Corporation 6345 Green Jay Road Columbus, OH 43230   Yes 3/11/11 3/10/13
 
SUNSPCS Management, Inc. a subsidiary of International Microcell Communications, Inc. & David Safai, individually and as president 2425 S. Eastern Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90040   Yes 6/1/08 5/31/10
 
Supreme Tech Solutions, LLC (Krios Technology Group LLC) 8306-B Old Courthouse Road Vienna, VA 22182 Yes Yes 12/31/13 12/30/15
 
Tekstrom, Inc. DE Industrial Park Suites 101-1022 18 Shea Way Newark, DE 19713     7/31/10 7/30/11
 
The Lambents Group, Inc. and Venkat Potini, individually and as president 1425 Jefferson Road, Suite 18 Rochester, NY 14623   Yes 2/16/12 2/15/14
 
Tisco Group, Inc. 21800 Haggerty Road, Suite 204 Northville, MI 48167     1/1/10 12/31/10
 
Tribco Inc. d/b/a Tribco David Bortz 1700 London Road Cleveland, OH 44112   Yes 6/1/09 5/31/10
 
Triune Technologies, Inc. 5406 Thornwood Drive, Suite 190 San Jose, CA 95123   Yes 5/23/11 5/22/13
 
U.S. Rehab Services, P.C. 555 South Mission Street Mount Pleasant, MI 48858 Yes   1/31/14 1/30/15
 
United States Professional, LLC d/b/a USP, LLC 13014 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Suite 109 Tampa, FL 33618   Yes 7/31/10 7/30/12
 
Usnets Systems, Inc. and Sayed Hussain (individual) 860 US Highway 1, Edison, NJ 08817   Yes 5/25/12 5/24/14
 
Visionsoft Solutions LLC 2140 Peralta Blvd., Suite #205 Fremont, CA 94536   Yes 2/21/11 2/20/13
 
Vulcan Capital Management Inc. and Ford Graham (individually) 75 Rockfeller Plaza, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10022 Yes Yes 6/27/13 6/26/15
 
WeidBee, Inc. 18482 Kuykendahl Rd 150 Spring, TX 77379     9/7/11 9/6/12
 
WinVision, Inc. 1556 Halford Avenue, Suite 275 Santa Clara, CA 95051   Yes 9/30/10 9/29/12
 
Worldwide Software Services, Inc. 1001 2nd Avenue North Clinton, IA 52732   Yes 8/24/12 8/23/14
 
Xcel Solutions Corp. Jit Goel, an individual and Renu Goel, an individual 254 Route 34, Oakdale Plaza #3 Matawan, New Jersey 07747 Yes Yes 10/1/14 9/30/16

Sources: All employers on the list have been debarred at some point by the U.S. Department of Labor for the way they treated their workers. More specifically CIS combined the two debarred lists currently on the DoL website (here and here), historical lists found on MyVisaJob.Com (here and here), and lists found on archived records of the U.S. Department of Labor website dating back to 12/25/2009. The most recent DoL lists used in this compendium are noted as effective as of December 15, 2014.

* Address or addresses as shown in the original document.