NEW YORK (Legal Newsline) — New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced June 23 that Infosys Corporation, a global outsourcing and consulting company, has agreed to pay $1 million after allegations of not properly compensating hundreds of workers.
According to allegations, Infosys – which has a large presence in the state – routinely brought foreign IT personnel into New York to work, in violation of the employees’ visas. The allegations were brought forth under a whistleblower lawsuit. The whistleblower provision of the False Claims Act allows whistleblowers and prosecutors to take legal action against companies or individuals that defraud the government.
“We will not permit companies to violate our laws in order to undercut New York workers. My office is committed to ensuring that our state’s labor marketplace is fair, competitive and transparent for all,” Schneiderman said.
Handling the case for New York was assistant attorney general Justin Wagner of the Taxpayer Protection Bureau, with the assistance of legal support analyst Bianca M. LaVeglia. The Taxpayer Protection Bureau, led by bureau chief Thomas Teige Carroll and deputy bureau chief Scott J. Spiegelman, is a unit of the Criminal Justice Division.