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Disney IT workers allege conspiracy in layoffs, file lawsuits

Disney IT workers laid off a year ago are accusing the company and the outsourcing firms it hired of engaging in a "conspiracy to displace U.S. workers"

H1-B Visa Abuse

IEEE-USA to urge displaced workers to file complaints

Engineering group sees an opening for Department of Justice action on discrimination complaints over offshore outsourcing

Congress doubles H-1B fee to $4,000

Visa fee must be paid with the initial application and on any extension. The extra money will help pay for biometric tracking system

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A $2,000 H-1B fee on Indian firms may return

Lawmakers may restore a special visa fee that funded the 9/11 healthcare act

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In Disney’s backyard, Sen. Nelson proposes big H-1B reduction

Florida Democrat's bill would reduce the H-1B visa cap by nearly 25% and allocate visas to employers paying the highest wages

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Sen. Ted Cruz changes his tone on H-1Bs

GOP presidential candidates may be downshifting on unabashed support for the visa program

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Federal IT outsourcing is alarmingly poorly managed

The U.S. government is leaving billions of dollars on the table due to poorly managed and duplicative IT outsourcing deals, according to a GAO report

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At GOP debate, Rubio says he’s against H-1B abuses, Trump has memory lapse

As Grassley readies a new H-1B bill, GOP hopefuls debate the visa

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Comments about new STEM rule flood federal inbox

The U.S. government is trying to expand the amount of time a foreign STEM student can work on a student visa

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Bank's severance deal requires IT workers to be on call for two years

Employees said SunTrust requires laid-off IT workers to be available to help by phone or in person -- without additional pay

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The honeymoon might be over for the gig economy

Services like Uber are cheap and convenient, but debate is heating up whether they are fair to workers and need to be regulated

H1-B Visa Abuse

Increasingly, U.S. IT workers are alleging discrimination

Charges of discrimination by national origin challenge the ways H-1B visas are being used

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Crowdsource your way to a better IT team

Report reveals the surging 'gig' economy could help companies close the IT skills gap. The trouble is, many companies aren't willing to take advantage of the opportunity

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Congress set to make the H-1B visa less costly for India

A $2,000 H-1B fee aimed at India offshoring firms that undercut U.S. wages will soon expire -- and Congress is making no effort to extend it

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Memo to Carly Fiorina: HP is shifting more work offshore

HP plans to reduce its workforce in high-cost locations to 40 percent of overall employment

H1-B Visa Abuse

The Senate's unanswered questions about H-1B replacements

Federal agencies are still reviewing broader issues around the law that leads to IT worker job losses

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White House faces tight deadlines for saving STEM program

Petition urges government to act quickly on a court ruling that may force thousands of recent STEM graduates to leave the U.S. early next year

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How to fix the tech talent shortage

There is a frightening shortage of IT skills in the United States today. Why is the shortage of skilled developers so threatening? Because failure to capitalize on digital trends and transform can result in lost competitive...

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