Administrative Law Judges from the U.S. Department of Labor ordered two New Jersey companies and their presidents to pay $567,090 in back wages to 16 foreign workers hired under through H-1B visa program.
One Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) ruling held that Home Mortgage Company of America Inc., in Hamburg, N.J., and its president, Roland David, willfully failed to pay 14 foreign workers the prevailing wages required by law. The judge ordered the company and David to pay $513,036 in back wages and $84,000 in penalties and disqualified them from participating in the H-1B visa program for two years.
In another decision, an ALJ found that Priority I Software Solutions, Cinnaminson, N.J., and president, Anthony Corradetti, failed to pay two foreign workers the prevailing wage. Corradetti was held personally liable for $54,054 in back wages.