- US elections unlikely to impact Indian IT: JM Financial
- Diversity under lens as IT faces fresh suits in US
- 98% of H-1B visa rejections unchallenged
- 23 per cent petitions seeking H1-B visas were denied in 2019: MEA
- USCIS completes final testing of electronic H-1B registration process
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US elections unlikely to impact Indian IT: JM Financial
There has been minimal buzz on outsourcing as an election issue this time, unlike the previous two elections which had resulted in a marked slowdown in the year-on-year dollar revenue growth for Indian IT cos. Additionally, Indian IT cos have stepped up local hiring in the US and have been adding local development capacities to accommodate rebadged headcount.
Diversity under lens as IT faces fresh suits in US
In December, Wipro received a lawsuit over allegations of racial discrimination by an African-American employee named Kevin Clark.
The same month, India’s second largest software services exporter Infosys received a lawsuit from Cathy Szczepinski in Ohio for alleged violation of fair labour standards and denial of overtime payment.
98% of H-1B visa rejections unchallenged
In 98.4% of the cases where the H-1B visa was denied, the employer chose not to file an appeal, said David North, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), which is based in Washington, DC.
23 per cent petitions seeking H1-B visas were denied in 2019: MEA
According to H-1B petition statistics of the USCIS, 84.8 per cent of the total H-1B petitions processed and completed in Fiscal Year 2019 (October 2018-September 2019) were approved, as against 95.7 per cent of the total in Fiscal Year 2015 (October 2014-September 2015).
USCIS completes final testing of electronic H-1B registration process
Under the new system, only applications selected through the random selection process will be eligible to file the H-1B cap subject petitions.
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Through this new process, USCIS hopes to dramatically streamline processing by reducing paperwork and data exchange, and will provide an overall cost savings to petitioning employers.