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Forum Post: Bosh on How to Screw a "Guest Worker"

Posted 9 months ago on Nov. 24, 2013, 12:56 p.m. EST by shoozTroll (17632)
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Just ask them to "donate" their income tax return, under threat of deportation.

In 2005, Suraj Kamath began working for Bosch Engineering in India as an automotive engineer. In March of 2009, Bosch moved him to its test facility in Santa Barbara, CA. under an L-1 visa, which allows American companies to transfer employees based in foreign countries to the United States as “guest workers.” And in December 2012, Kamath says he received a letter from Bosch informing him that he needed to pay the company $45,102 in federal and state tax refunds that he had received over the previous three years.

When Kamath refused to hand over his refunds, to which he was legally entitled, he was met with another unwelcome surprise. According to a complaint he filed in federal court on Wednesday, Bosch threatened to send him back to India if he didn’t pay the thousands of dollars that it claimed he owed.

http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/15916/bosch_engineering_to_guest_workers_hand_over_tax_refunds_or_go_back_to_indi/

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