H-1B: Apple and outsourcer Infosys get whistleblower ‘visa scam’ lawsuit tossed out
Former Apple and Infosys employee Carl Krawitt claimed the two firms conspired to fraudulently obtain B-1 visas — instead of the harder-to-get and more costly H-1B — for two Infosys employees brought from India to Sunnyvale to conduct a six-week training course for Apple.
The B-1 visa is for temporary business visits, for purposes including negotiating contracts, consulting with associates and participating in short-term training. But legal experts say it’s not clear what qualifies as participating in short-term training. Krawitt argued that leading a training program for six weeks is far beyond what the B-1 allows.