New Delhi, September 10: A former Infosys employee Anuj Kapoor, who worked on a project in Rhode Island has filed a lawsuit against Infosys, accusing the company of not paying for making him work overtime, according to a report on the Economic Times. According to the report, the company made him work more than 1000 hours of overtime without paying him properly. Bitcoin Scam: Amit Bhardwaj, Who Duped People of Rs 2000 Crore, Arrested.
As per the court filings, Kapoor has said that he was made to work for 11-hours a day but was paid for only eight hours and his manager also told him that those employees who refused to work for more than 40 hours a week would be sent back to India.
However, Infosys in August had responded stating that Kapoor was an ‘hourly’ worker on an H1-B visa even though Infosys had listed him as a salaried employee in an application with the Department of Labor, a potential reason for its Wage and Hour Division to look into the case, the business daily said.
This is not the first time, Infosys has faced such a situation, regarding non-payment of overtime dues to employees in 2008. Reportedly, Infosys had paid $26 million to the California Division of Labour Standards Enforcement to settle the investigation in this case.