US finds no visa violations by Infosys

Bengaluru, Sep 8 (IANS) Global software major Infosys Ltd on Tuesday said that the US labor department did not find violations of visa rules by it.

“The US department of labour concluded its investigationS, with no violations of compliance found in the applications filed in the Southern California Edison project,” the $8.7-billion firm said in a statement here.

In all, the department reviewed 145 files and found no violations by Infosys.

“IT services firms like Infosys provide quality service, skill and scope from global centres of excellence, bringing value and technology innovations to enable American firms to be competitive and succeed,” Infosys’ Americas head Sandeep Dadlani said in the statement.

The IT outsourcing major also asserted that it was recruiting and hiring in the US, which was facing shortage of technology skills.

“We are a responsible participant in the H-1B programame and do not practice or condone unfair and unethical visa practices, as our priority is to operate fairly, ethically and with integrity,” said Dadlani.

Offering to cooperate with any future government agency inquiries to demonstrate its commitment to compliance, company’s chief compliance officer David Kennedy said its immigration compliance programme was robust, as evident from positive verification from the state department.

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