Managing H-1B Employees In A Down Economy

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 2:01 PM EST) -- Employment attorneys advise clients to treat similarly situated employees alike. However, this principle is difficult to apply to a workforce including H-1B workers — especially in a down economy where salary cuts, furloughs and reduced hours are imposed.

In many ways, H-1B workers need to be treated better than U.S. workers.

H-1B status is used by companies to hire foreign nationals into many professional occupations including engineering, financial analysis and computer science.

H-1B workers must be paid certain minimum salaries; H-1B workers must be paid the...
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