Investigation and pending nationwide class action lawsuit against Tata America International Corporation and its parent corporations Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd., and Tata Sons,.
The class action complaint alleges that Tata has required its non-U.S.-citizen employees to sign power of attorney agreements delegating an outside agency to calculate and submit each employee's tax return to state and federal authorities. Tata then required its non-U.S.-citizen employees who received tax refunds from state and federal tax authorities to endorse the tax refund checks and demanded that they send those checks back to Tata.
Among other violations of California and federal law, the complaint charges that Tata's conduct violates the California Labor Code Section 221, which provides it is unlawful "for any employer to collect or receive from an employee any part of wages theretofore paid by said employer to said employee."
The complaint also alleges that Tata did not pay its non-U.S.-citizens employees the amount promised to those employees before they came to the United States. The complaint states that Tata violated California law by improperly classifying employees as exempt from overtime pay, and failed to pay empolyees for work in excess of eight hours a workday and forty hours a workweek. The complaint states further that Tata's vacation pay policy does not comply with California law.
Name (Stock Symbol)
Tata America International Corporation
Tata America International Corporation, which does business as TCS America, provides of systems integration and outsourcing in the US and Canada.
Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd.
Tata Consultancy Services, Ltd., a subsidiary of the Tata Group, provides consulting and outsourcing services.
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