The news that technology giant Infosys was expected to be fined $35 million for alleged immigration and visa violations has many business owners and executives talking, and rightfully so, says CTSW’s Shirley Tang. U.S. companies that rely on recruiting from across borders face strict government scrutiny and therefore must maintain their visa sponsorship paperwork in order, whether for I-9 compliance, H-1B third-party placement and/or wage & hour issues.

Shirley added that this trend in targeting high profile companies demonstrates that no U.S. employer is immune from scrutiny or from being fined exorbitant penalties for paperwork violations. “In today’s intensely competitive market for highly skilled talent, companies are already finding it challenging to recruit and retain the best people,” she explained. “The potential for harsh monetary fines resulting from flawed documentation make talent recruiting and retention that much harder.”