IT major Infosys is facing a lawsuit filed by a former employee, for failing to pay overtime, The Economic Times reported.
The company has faced a similar issue in the past as well, which could result in an investigation by the US Department of Labor, ET reported on Monday.
Anuj Kapoor alleged that the company made him work for more than a thousand hours in August without pay, to which the company responded saying that the employee was an 'hourly' worker on an H1-B visa even though the IT company had listed him to be a salary worker, said the report.
According to the documents accessed by ET, Wage and Hour Department in the State of Rhode Island had begun investigating the possibility that the company is filing for H1-B visas under the ‘exempt salaried’ category while using the employees as non-exempt hourly workers.
Kapoor had said in the court filings that he was required to work 11-hour days at times and was paid for eight hours or fewer, according to the report.
First Published: IST