By: Bruce Buchanan, Sebelist Buchanan Law

Twenty-six companies have been named as 'willful violators' of the H-1B visa system, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Interestingly, all these companies are registered in the United States and have Indian or Indian-origin promoters with direct or indirect presence in India.

In order to be found as a willful violator and debarred from bidding on government contracts, one must be found to have committed either a willful failure or a misrepresentation of a material fact in Labor Condition Application or in furnishing misinformation about its H-1B dependents. Deliberate violation comes to play even when an employer displaces a U.S. worker at the time of filing an H-1B visa petition or when a company fails to make a sincere effort to recruit U.S. workers before it decides to have foreign nationals receive the jobs. As a willful violator, one is subject to random investigations by DOL for a period of five years (from the date it is determined to be one.)

The names in the list are: Temp Solutions, Telava Network, Supreme Tech Solutions, Global Telecom Corp. d/b/a Aims Wireless Solutions, Anthony Information Technology, Amica Technology, Xcel Solutions Corp., Techwire Solutions Inc., Space Age Inc. d/b/a Barrington Scarves, Sirsai, Inc., RMJM Group Inc., Riedstra Dairy, Ltd. d/b/a Riedstra Dairy, Prithvi Information Solution International, LLC, NYVA Soft, Inc., Md2 Systems, Inc., Incoln Corporation, Inc., Gunderson Sweetwater, MD., P.A. d/b/a Sunrise OB/GYN, G Healthcare LLC, Delta Search Labs, Inc., Clinron LLC, Care Worldwide, Inc., Autobuses Ejecutivos, LLC d/b/a Omnibus Express, Amreli Technology Solutions LLC, Amazing Apple Inc. d/b/a Blue Bell, Ajel Technologies, Inc., and Advanced Professional Marketing, Inc.