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Staffing company owes $3 million to guest workers

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has directed Advanced Professional Marketing Inc. (APMI), a medical staffing company based in New York City, to pay almost $3 million in back wages to more than 150 H-1B guest workers.

APMI recruited the workers from the Philippines to serve primarily as physical therapists in medical facilities.

A DOL investigation found that APMI failed to pay required wages, illegally filed lawsuits against some H-1B employees for quitting their jobs early, failed to keep proper documentation and used incorrect wage rates on labor condition applications.

In addition to the back pay, the DOL levied civil penalties totaling $512,000.

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