There were no criminal charges or court rulings against the Company. Furthermore, there are no limitations on the Company's eligibility for federal contracts or access to US visa programs as a result of the settlement. (Agencies)
In the settlement, Infosys agreed to pay USD 34 million to resolve all allegations, for which the company had already taken a reserve of USD 35 million which included attorney's fees. The settlement is focused on historical I-9 paperwork errors from 2010-2011 that Infosys began correcting before the investigation began.
There is no evidence that the I-9 paperwork violations allowed any Infosys employee to work beyond their visa authorization.
As reflected in the settlement, Infosys denies and disputes any claims of systemic visa fraud, misuse of visas for competitive advantage, or immigration abuse. Those claims are untrue and are assertions that remain unproven. The Company's use of B-1 visas was for legitimate business purposes and not in any way intended to circumvent the requirements of the H-1B program.
Only .02 percent of the days that Infosys employees worked on US projects in 2012 were performed by B-1 visa holders. Our Company policy demands adherence to all laws, rules and regulations everywhere we operate, and we take our compliance obligations seriously. In the settlement agreement, the US government acknowledged that Infosys demonstrates a commitment to compliance with the immigration laws through its current visa and I-9 practices.
This settlement removes the uncertainty of prolonged litigation and allows us to continue to focus on delivering measurable results for our clients.
There were no criminal charges or court rulings against the Company. Furthermore, there are no limitations on the Company's eligibility for federal contracts or access to US visa programs as a result of the settlement.