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Michael F. Brown

Michael Brown’s Legal Guides

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  • Complaining About H-1B Employer Benching May Give You the Tool to Salvage Your Status

    (This article is co-authored by H-1B-employee rights attorney Michael Brown and immigration Attorney Vonda Vandaveer, authors of the blog www.h1blegalrights.com) We hear from many H-1B holders who have been benched or underpaid, but who think its best if they first find a new jo...

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  • One-Year Deadline Passed for an H-1B Wage Complaint at DOL? There May Still Be Options to Get Wages

    If you are an H-1B worker with unpaid wages, as my blog www.h1blegalrights.com has described, there is a 1-year deadline for a particular type of legal complaint you could pursue. That is, there is 1-year deadline to file a WH-4 complaint at the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). My...

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  • Are You an Underpaid H-1B Worker Filing Your Own DOL Complaint? Consider These Factors

    Many H-1B employees, without the assistance of attorneys, decide to file WH-4 complaints with the Department of Labor (DOL) to pursue their unpaid wages. Some workers have better results than others. Results often vary, based on a worker's level of preparation and understanding...

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  • H-1B Benched, Underpaid, Feeling Exploited? Issues to Consider Before You Quit

    H-1B workers who are benched or underpaid not only feel financially exploited, they may also feel emotionally exploited, especially if they have an employer whose main motivation tactic is to threaten to revoke your visa. Understandably, H-1B workers who feel exploited and unap...

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  • Are You an H-1B Worker Promised a Percentage-Based Wage Above the Prevailing Wage? Get Documentation

    Has your H-1B employer promised you a wage that is based on a percentage of project work? If so, read on, as this article (written by attorney-authors Michael Brown and Vonda Vandaveer) discusses some common issues and important considerations for H-1B workers offered percentage-...

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  • Clues your new H-1B employer may not play by the rules

    This guide explains how you can recognize when your H-1B employer might be trying to take advantage of you.

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  • Does Your H-1B Wage Loss Situation Have the Makings of a Class Action?

    If you are an H-1B worker who has been underpaid or otherwise mistreated by an H-1B employer, you may be able bring your claims not only on your own behalf, but also on behalf of a class of similarly situated individuals. The attorney-authors of the www.h1blegalrights.com blog, ...

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  • H-1B End Clients With Blind Eyes?

    united states currency eye- IMG_7364_web (Photo credit: kevindean) The attorney-authors of www.h1blegalrights.com have represented many H-1B workers, some of whom have done project work for some of the biggest companies in the U.S. Some things that seem remarkable to us: (1) the ...

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  • Ten Things to Consider When You Have Underpaid Wages

    Unpaid wage claims can be very effective legal claims, and can result in large recoveries by employees. However, there are many important factors to consider before deciding on a course of action to

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  • Do You Have a "Case"? General Attributes of Good Cases

    In this video, attorney Michael Brown of DVG Law Partner discusses these attributes of good legal cases: (1) Significant financial loss (of individual or class); (2) Viability: the opponent (or their

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