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Lawsuits on Infosys and TCS

 
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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1418163.cms

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Information available on the web says that Infosys Technologies might face a possible class action suit in California from a law firm for allegedly not paying overtime wages to its employees who are working on H-1B visas there.
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I am sure many more India cos and MNCs would join the list if all of them are investigated in this matter.

Debatable point is whether it is fair enough to compromise on certain laws so as to increase the number of onsite opportunities for Indians (and the IT companies in turn. Margins are higher when programmers are placed abroad). Coz if Indian IT cos comply with all laws esp. related to salary, Indian programmers may become as expensive as their US counterparts or at least closer. This may have an adverse impact on the overall Indian IT industry since even the Indian salaries are peaking these days.

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[ February 16, 2006: Message edited by: Victor Banerjee ]
 
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Article talks only about Infy. why you added TCS to your subject ?
 
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Originally posted by Chandra Sekar:
Article talks only about Infy. why you added TCS to your subject ?



The case started because of TCS.
 
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Originally posted by Pradip Bhat:


The case started because of TCS.



Yes and TCS case is slightly older than Infy news .
 
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As for as I know, you can get allowances if you work for extra hours at TCS onsite. I think it is 20-30$ per hour based on the area. But no one will show interests in getting this allowance as this is long process and time consuming. :roll:
 
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Originally posted by Chandra Sekar:
As for as I know, you can get allowances if you work for extra hours at TCS onsite. I think it is 20-30$ per hour based on the area. But no one will show interests in getting this allowance as this is long process and time consuming. :roll:



Justice delayed is Justice denied and so is for Salary/Perks. Anyways I hope more companies join this revolution and sc** the happiness of Indian IT companies. Time they stop taking employees for granted.
 
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TCS does the same in UK also. They don't pay taxes (though claim they did). Moreover they don't process green card/permanent residency application for their Indian employees. Everybody exploits Indians!
 
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Originally posted by M Movilogo:
TCS does the same in UK also. They don't pay taxes (though claim they did). Moreover they don't process green card/permanent residency application for their Indian employees. Everybody exploits Indians!



Actually it all depends on how much an employee is also willing to fight (although in an ideal world this should not be required). I remember while working in a Bermuda based MNC from India, I was sent to US. I had to literally fight out with their relocation department to pay me the salary which they promised me in the H1B petition. I was able to do it, but with love lost between me and the company.
 
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