Today’s News and Commentary – November 1

Published November 1st, 2013 -  - 11.01.131


In the aftermath of a $34 million settlement for immigration law violations alleged against outsourcing firm Infosys, federal officials are pushing investigations into similar practices by other firms, according to The Wall Street Journal. Investigators are probing whether other companies committed visa fraud or violated record-keeping requirements.

The New York Times reports that unemployment rates in Euro-zone countries remain at record highs.

Washington D.C.’s top employment official says her department will determine by the end of 2013 what steps are needed to comply with the city’s living wage law, as reported in the Washington Post. Amid criticisms over the failure to implement annual cost-of-living increases as required by the law, controversy is also looming over a possible exemption for home health care workers.

The New York Times features a column on the life of an undocumented South Asian immigrant worker in New York City.

 

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