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Comment: Cheating Rampant, Reporting Not (Score 4, Interesting) 281

by Tablizer (#48217039) Attached to: Tech Firm Fined For Paying Imported Workers $1.21 Per Hour

I've personally worked in a shop where they paid the H1B visa workers once every 6 months. They also didn't pay overtime, just the strait hour rate. (But at least it was the right total amount, overtime aside.)

The visa workers had no intention of complaining because they risked getting booted home if they did. (It was during a recession.)

It was at a big company that contracted through a smaller company so that the big company didn't inherent any legal risk of cheating. From the big co's perspective, they are merely paying the contracting company for hours. Where and how the workers were actually paid was legally the small contracting firm's responsibility. Thus, the big co got the benefits of cheating but not the risk. (And the small co. was probably a reshuffle-able front of some larger outfit.)

This is a good time to punt work.