Posts Tagged ‘Temporary Workers’

Jun
2015
9

Disney Is Latest Company to Abuse H-1B Visas; U.S. Workers Forced to Train Foreign Replacements

Disney Is Latest Company to Abuse H-1B Visas; U.S. Workers Forced to Train Foreign Replacements
  It’s a growing problem across the country which has now permeated an American institution, Walt Disney.  In October, the company contacted 250 of its unsuspecting Information Technology (IT) employees and invited them to a meeting.  Many thought they were going to get bonuses.  Instead, they found out that they were losing their jobs…
May
2015
20

H-1Backlash: Despite $377M in Profits, Fossil Replaces American Workers With Temps from India

H-1Backlash: Despite $377M in Profits, Fossil Replaces American Workers With Temps from India
  A year after profiting $377 million on $3.5 billion in sales, retailer Fossil is laying off many of its IT workers and replacing them with outsourced H-1B visa workers from India. Fossil’s reason? The need to cut labor costs.  The Indian workers will be provided by Infosys, the same company at the center of [&hellip…;
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Nov
2014
14

Having Trouble Keeping Track of Our Most Abused Temp Worker Visas? Here are Two More.

Having Trouble Keeping Track of Our Most Abused Temp Worker Visas? Here are Two More.
  Tech companies are pushing the Obama administration to include the expansion of L-1 and F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) visa programs as part of the president’s proposed series of executive orders concerning immigration.  The two programs are subject to very little regulation and have received hardly any scrutiny despite being used…
Sep
2014
4

CA Bill Aims to Protect Temps, Hold Parent Co.’s Responsible for Subcontractor Wage Theft

  The California legislature has passed a bill that will hold companies responsible for wage theft and labor violations that occur when they use subcontractors or temporary workers.  Assembly Bill 1897, introduced by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-West Covina), seeks to address labor concerns that have arisen since the post-recession…
May
2014
1

REPORT: Canadian Employment Minister Has Ignored Temp Worker Prevailing Wage for Years

REPORT: Canadian Employment Minister Has Ignored Temp Worker Prevailing Wage for Years
  The Alberta Federation of Labour (AFL) says that information gathered from federal information requests shows 224 cases in which businesses in the province were allowed to break the law by paying temporary foreign workers below the prevailing wage.  The news comes days after the man in charge of the program,  Employment Minister Jason…
Mar
2014
25

Take Me to Hire Ground: “Labor Shortage” Allegations Now Being Disputed in Asia, Too.

  There’s something happening here. And what it is, is…kind of becoming exactly clear. For the past few years, Canadian and American labor organizations from industries including construction have denied claims that a labor shortage exists in their respective countries. Therefore, they do not see a need for foreign workers to be…
Feb
2014
26

REPORT: U.S. Ranks 41st of 43 Developed Nations in Temp Worker Protections

REPORT: U.S. Ranks 41st of 43 Developed Nations in Temp Worker Protections
  According to data compiled by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the United States has some of the weakest labor protections for temporary workers in the developed world.  This growing portion of the American workforce does not enjoy the same protections as workers hired directly by the company they work for,…
Nov
2013
6

Foreign Worker Visas Don’t Only Take Jobs from Americans, They Expedite the Offshoring Process

Foreign Worker Visas Don't Only Take Jobs from Americans, They Expedite the Offshoring Process
  A $34 million settlement between the U.S. Justice Department and India-based consulting and outsourcing company Infosys is putting the issue of H-1B visa abuse back into the spotlight.  The record fine was levied against the company’s Plano,TX location.   Between 2010 and 2012 Infosys received 6,550 H-1B visas, the fourth highest…
Jul
2013
29

GroupThink, Not Facts, Responsible for Tech Industry Labor Shortage Myth

GroupThink, Not Facts, Responsible for Tech Industry Labor Shortage Myth
  The current Immigration Bill before the Senate would nearly double the number of H-1B visas that American companies could use to bring in temporary foreign workers in industries experiencing a “skills shortage.”  However, new research shows that the shortage of qualified applicants is a myth and that foreign workers are not necessary…
Jul
2013
5

SCARY: After Walmart, the Nation’s Second Largest Employer Is a Temp Agency

SCARY: After Walmart, the Nation's Second Largest Employer Is a Temp Agency
  The United States of America currently has 2.7 million temporary workers who make up nearly one-fifth of job growth since 2009.  Temporary work is now growing at a pace 10 times faster than the full-time private sector, a pace faster than the industry’s previous high before the 2001 recession.  A recent Mother Jones piece [&hellip…;