U.S. investigators are probing Infosys Technologies (INFY) to determine whether the Indian software giant violated America visa laws by placing its foreign employees in temporary jobs located in the U.S.
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The visas involved in the subpoena are B1 business visas, which allow companies to send their employees to the U.S. for short-term purposes, such as business conventions or consulting.
The probe is examining whether Infosys used the visas, which are inexpensive and easier to obtain, instead of the appropriate harder-to-get work visas to bring employees over to the U.S. for longer-term stays, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
The company, which received the subpoena from a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas requiring it to provide information to the grand jury regarding its uses of B-1 visas, said it intends to comply and cooperate with the investigation.
Among other things, Infosys provides information technology and consulting services to Western clients. It also provides outsourcing solutions.