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Employer ordered to pay $42K for violating H1-B visa program

In July of 2015, an employee, Shona Mead, filed a complaint against her U.S. employer, S3J Electronics Acquisition Corporation with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). According to Ms. Mead, her employer did not complete a bona fide termination of her employment, did not pay the required wage, and inaccurately determined and described the Labor Condition Application (LCA) prevailing wage and wage level. In Mead v. S3J Electronics, the DOL found that while the employer did not use an improper prevailing wage determination and that it had effected a bona fide termination, the employer did owe the employee back wages and reimbursement for transportation. S3J was therefore ordered to pay Ms. Mead $42,456.40, plus interest, for back wages, wages until bona fide termination and transportation.