This Employer Compliance memorandum is intended to assist employers understand what is a B-1 visa and when is it appropriate to send foreign employees to the U.S. on a B-1 visa or the visa waiver program. The B-1 visa has been in the media spotlight in recent years due to suspicion of misuse by some employers. Most recently, the technology giant Infosys agreed to pay the U.S. Government $35 million, the largest immigration-related fine in history, because of allegations that it instructed foreign employees to lie about the purpose of their trips to the United States.
In addition to explaining the proper application of the B-1 visa, this memo summarizes the penalties that the US Government may impose if there is a finding that an employer has violated the Immigration & Nationality Act by knowingly hiring unauthorized foreign workers and failing to maintain mandatory employment verification documentation.
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Please note that this guide does not constitute legal advice. You should contact a Maggio+Kattar business immigration attorney for questions about specific cases.