Navigation Links
New York City Staffing Company Charged With Violating H-1B Program Following U.S. Labor Department Finding Almost $3 Million in Back Wages Due 156 Workers

Advanced Professional Marketing Inc. also assessed civil penalty of $512,000

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advanced Professional Marketing Inc. (APMI), a medical staffing company based in New York City, and the company's president, Marissa Beck, have been charged by the U.S. Department of Labor with violating provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act that authorize employers to bring non-immigrant workers into the United States under the H-1B program.

"The department is vigorously enforcing the law to protect American workers from being undercut by employers who are underpaying temporary foreign workers," said U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

An investigation by the department's Wage and Hour Division found that 156 H-1B guest workers from the Philippines, brought into the U.S. by APMI to be employed primarily as physical therapists in hospitals and other medical facilities in the New York metropolitan area, are owed almost $3 million in back wages. The investigation revealed that APMI willfully failed to pay required wages, filed lawsuits seeking penalties against some H-1B employees for early cessation of employment, failed to make required documents available for examination, failed to maintain required documentation and used incorrect prevailing wage rates on labor condition applications.

A determination letter enumerating the results of the investigation was sent to the company and Beck on March 11 by Philip Jacobson, director of the Wage and Hour Division's district office in New York City, which conducted the investigation. The letter outlines the alleged violations and assesses civil money penalties totaling $512,000 for the violations. It also directs the respondents to pay back wages in the amount of $2,920,270 to the 156 H-1B workers. Finally, the letter informs the company and Beck of their right to request a hearing on this determination before a Labor Department administrative law judge within 15 days.

The H-1B program permits employers to temporarily hire foreign workers for jobs in the U.S. in professional occupations such as computer programmers, engineers, physicians and teachers. H-1B workers must be paid at least the same wage rates as are paid to U.S. workers who perform the same types of work or the prevailing wages in the areas of intended employment.

The Wage and Hour Division enforces the H-1B wage provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, in addition to other federal laws pertaining to wage payments. For more information, please visit or call 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243) toll-free.

SOURCE U.S. Department of Labor
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Crdentia Selected by High Rock Raceway to Provide Healthcare Staffing Services
2. Staffing Agency Hires Local Television News Team, Launches Broadband Network for Nurses
3. ReBuilder Medical Technologies, Inc. Increases Staffing by 30% in Three Weeks Due to Increase in Demand for All ReBuilder Medical Products
4. Demonstration at Carlyle Group Offices Monday as Grassroots Caravan of Caregivers, Senior Advocates Arrives in D.C. to Speak Out for Improved Care, Staffing at Nations Largest Nursing Home Chain
5. Nurses and Hospital Employees Top Concerns: Communication, Staffing and Compensation
6. Californias Historic RN-to-Patient Hospital Staffing Ratios Upgraded Again With New Year
7. SpringCM Improves Contract Management Efficiency for Medical Staffing Agency
8. Crdentia Selected by Leading Staffing Vendor to Provide Health Care Staffing Services to One of the Largest Hospital Chains in the U.S.
9. California Study Offers New Perspective on Relationship Between Staffing Ratios and Patient Safety
10. Owner and Operator of Florida Durable Medical Equipment Company Convicted of Medicare Fraud
11. Claim Filed Against the Company and Nine Other Defendants in the Haifa Magistrates Court
Post Your Comments:
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ... products, announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... so you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Information about the technology: , Otomagnetics has ... prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in children. Cisplatin and carboplatin ... cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a dose limiting toxicity. Hearing ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired ... Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... (HLA), the nation's first interactive health literacy software tool, and the Cancer Patient ... aspects of cancer patient education, today announce a new strategic alliance. , ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... of California Berkeley, and other leading institutions in announcing the launch of the ... to change the way animals are raised for food. , Founding members of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Halo Labs announces the European launch of their new ... at MIBio 2017 in Cambridge, U.K on ... in biopharmaceutical samples with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far ... Membrane Imaging. ... particle analysis system ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 28, 2017 Cohen Veterans Bioscience and Early ... of wearable and home sensors for real-time monitoring of ... Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on disruptive health solutions ... affordable analytical system to record and integrate behavioral, cognitive, ... ...
(Date:9/25/2017)... , Sept. 25, 2017   Montrium , ... File solutions, today—from the IQPC Trial Master Files ... , NL)—announced that EastHORN Clinical Services has selected ... programs and TMF management. EastHORN, a leading European ... platform to increase transparency to enable greater collaboration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: