Jottings By An Employer's Lawyer

Tuesday, December 17, 2002

H1-B Challenge - The New Claim Du Jour Against High Tech Companies?

CNET's Ed Frauenheim has the story on yesterday's administrative law hearing on the claim of a former Sun employee who is alleging favoritism was given to H1-B employees during the lay offs at Sun, and that he was retaliated against when he challenged the practice. The Department of Labor denied his claim, but he appealed to the administrative hearing stage. The administrative law judge excluded the testimony of his expert witness, Norman Matloff, a professor at University of California Davis who has been a long time opponent of the H1-B program. According to an out of work programmer, who runs an anti-H1-B website, there are more legal challenges on the way. Just what the high tech industry needs right now.

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