By Bruce Buchanan, Sebelist Buchanan Law



Savantis Solutions LLC, a New Jersey corporation involved in consulting, technology and staffing, has agreed to resolve allegations that it violated immigration and employment regulations concerning employment and wage requirements for H-1B visas.

The United States contended that from January 2014 through June 2018, many of Savantis Solutions’ H-1B workers were not paid the required wage in regular intervals at the required rate throughout their period of employment. Savantis Solutions, formerly known as Vedicsoft Solutions LLC and Vedicsoft Holdings LLC, failed to properly pay many of its H-1B workers in conformance with their applications to the federal government and federal regulations. The United States also contended Savantis Solutions improperly recruited H-1B workers by requesting that they provide security deposits to Savantis Solutions prior to it submitting their H-1B cap lottery applications.

The settlement requires the company to pay $345,365 in restitution, which will be used to pay back wages plus interest to employees and former employees of the company. Pursuant to the agreement, the company is also required to hire an outside law firm to serve as a monitor to ensure ongoing and continued compliance with the relevant rules and regulations for the next three years.

If you want to know more about issues of immigration compliance, I recommend you read The I-9 and E-Verify Handbook, a book I co-authored with Greg Siskind, and available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/0997083379.