A California IT company has settled with the government for over $173,000 at the conclusion of the investigation into the business’s use of the H-1B professional foreign worker program. The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigation uncovered that Cloudwick Technologies Inc. (“Cloudwick”) paid its sponsored H-1B workers significantly below the prevailing wages required by the H-1B petition proceedings based on the level of the job/skill level required to perform it. Additionally, Cloudwick was accused of making impermissible deductions from the H-1B workers’ salaries bringing their pay to well below the salary guaranteed in the H-1B petition and accompanying Labor Condition Application. As part of the settlement, Cloudwick also had to enroll in a compliance agreement with the government that mandates hiring of a third-party monitor to ensure immigration compliance on a going forward basis.