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H1B and H4 visa feature in Donald Trump admin's Fall 2018 regulatory agenda as US midterm elections loom: All you need to know
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H1B and H4 visa feature in Donald Trump admin's Fall 2018 regulatory agenda as US midterm elections loom: All you need to know

Reports today of the Donald Trump administration planning to “revise the definition of specialty occupations under H1B visas” is better understood a notice of intent to put an official stamp on what is already par for the course in the H1B ecosystem in the United States.

Cognizant acquires Salesforce Platform ATG for an undisclosed amount of money
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Cognizant acquires Salesforce Platform ATG for an undisclosed amount of money

ATG will become part of Cognizant's "Enterprise Application Services" practice.

Tech talent shortage: Cognizant offers premium allowance to its 40,000 digitally-savvy employees
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Tech talent shortage: Cognizant offers premium allowance to its 40,000 digitally-savvy employees

Cognizant, in a bid to encourage employees to improve their skills in digital areas, has reportedly rolled out skills premium allowance

Despatches from an H1B wasteland amid India-US 2+2 talks: How a non-immigrant work permit has occupied frontlines of US politics
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Despatches from an H1B wasteland amid India-US 2+2 talks: How a non-immigrant work permit has occupied frontlines of US politics

Behind the present day backlash on H-1B visas are cold, hard numbers that say the H-1B cost advantage has vanished, especially if you add the cost of nuisance value which comes bundled with the H-1B process

Cognizant sets up new technology and service delivery centre in Texas, to facilitate creation of 1,100 jobs
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Cognizant sets up new technology and service delivery centre in Texas, to facilitate creation of 1,100 jobs

Cognizant has been significantly ramping up headcount in the US in a bid to woo the Trump administration that has been critical of outsourcing firms for unfairly taking jobs away from American workers.

Cognizant to acquire SaaSfocus for undisclosed amount to strengthen business in India, Australia
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Cognizant to acquire SaaSfocus for undisclosed amount to strengthen business in India, Australia

SaaSFocus, which is privately held, offers digital transformation services leveraging the Salesforce platform.

H1B workers' spouses on H4 visas 'shocked' at fallout of New York Times story on fate of work permits
India

H1B workers' spouses on H4 visas 'shocked' at fallout of New York Times story on fate of work permits

The New York Times tells the story of H4 dependent spouse through the experiences of a California resident who reveals details of her monthly mortgage payment - $ 4,800. It’s the only house mortgage payment that is mentioned in the entire NYT longform but that’s enough red meat for a country battling economic anxiety across many industries. The scathing reactions have set off alarm bells in the H4 community.

Cognizant tax dispute: 'Operations remain unaffected' by tax dispute, says CFO Karen McLoughlin
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Cognizant tax dispute: 'Operations remain unaffected' by tax dispute, says CFO Karen McLoughlin

The Madras High Court on Tuesday granted interim stay on Income Tax department proceedings against Cognizant, subject to the firm depositing 15 percent of Rs 2,800 crore dividend distribution tax demanded by the department,

Deposit 15% of Rs 2,800 cr DDT demand in a separate account, says Madras HC to Cognizant
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Deposit 15% of Rs 2,800 cr DDT demand in a separate account, says Madras HC to Cognizant

Cognizant had filed a plea in the court seeking stay of recovery proceedings as the I-T department had frozen some of its bank accounts.

Expect H1B ‘carnage’ but don’t be afraid to sue, says top immigration attorney Cyrus Mehta
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Expect H1B ‘carnage’ but don’t be afraid to sue, says top immigration attorney Cyrus Mehta

Ace immigration attorney and expert on H1B matters Cyrus Mehta has waved a red flag hours before the new H1B filing rush begins Monday April 2 warning of the “same sort of H-1B carnage like last year” referring specifically to the methods which the USCIS is adopting to deny H1B applications - commonly referred to by a benign-sounding euphemism ‘Request For Evidence’.

Income Tax Department takes cognisance of Cognizant’s Rs 2,500 cr tax avoidance, but will not succeed
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Income Tax Department takes cognisance of Cognizant’s Rs 2,500 cr tax avoidance, but will not succeed

Tax avoidance is still a potent part of a tax payer’s armour. The only way to end tax avoidance is legislative interference.

Income Tax dept freezes Cognizant's bank accounts in Chennai, Mumbai after firm failed to pay Rs 2,500 cr DDT
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Income Tax dept freezes Cognizant's bank accounts in Chennai, Mumbai after firm failed to pay Rs 2,500 cr DDT

Cognizant's accounts were frozen a week back and it had approached the High Court against the tax department

Tech nationalism is a complex game; a ‘swadeshi index’ may support the right Indian startups
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Tech nationalism is a complex game; a ‘swadeshi index’ may support the right Indian startups

When is a company Indian? Is it by who it serves, who or how many it hires, the origin of the person who runs it, or who owns it?

New H1B visa filing season to open on 2 April, confirms USCIS even as Trump administration cranks up scrutiny of applicants
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New H1B visa filing season to open on 2 April, confirms USCIS even as Trump administration cranks up scrutiny of applicants

The H1B visa filing season for the new fiscal which allows US companies to hire foreign workers will open on 2 April, 2018, USCIS officials confirmed.

WEF 2018: TCS, Infosys join global tech re-skilling drive for 1 million workers in maiden initiative
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WEF 2018: TCS, Infosys join global tech re-skilling drive for 1 million workers in maiden initiative

The initiative will be targeting 1 million people for training and resource opportunities on the World Economic Forum SkillSET portal by January 2021.

Cognizant to pick up pace of acquisitions as it scouts potential targets for enhancing its capabilities
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Cognizant to pick up pace of acquisitions as it scouts potential targets for enhancing its capabilities

While Cognizant is headquartered in Teaneck, New Jersey, about 75 percent of its 2.56 lakh workforce is based out of India.

Cognizant says 400 top executives accepted voluntary severance package, co to save $60 mn annually
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Cognizant says 400 top executives accepted voluntary severance package, co to save $60 mn annually

In May, the company had initiated a voluntary separation programme, offering up to nine months of salary as part of it to some of its top-level executives in the US and India.

Mindtree board approves Rs 270 crore buyback plan via tender offer route
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Mindtree board approves Rs 270 crore buyback plan via tender offer route

Mindtree will buy back up to 43.2 lakh shares, comprising 2.5 per cent of the total paid up equity share capital at a price of up to Rs 625 per equity share.

RBI Governor Urjit Patel says not pessimistic on IT jobs, startups should help
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RBI Governor Urjit Patel says not pessimistic on IT jobs, startups should help

In the past few months a number of IT majors such as Infosys, Wipro, Cognizant, IBM and Tech Mahindra have either announced or are believed to be mulling job cuts

Infosys chief Vishal Sikka calls on Arun Jaitley ahead of Narendra Modi-Trump meeting
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Infosys chief Vishal Sikka calls on Arun Jaitley ahead of Narendra Modi-Trump meeting

Infoys's ramp up in local hiring in the US is also aimed at placating the Donald Trump administration that has been critical of outsourcing firms.