Infosys Australia and the US
and Australia. The main focus of the paper is to evaluate the legal issues that Infosys officials encounter and the legal risks in connection with the decisions that the key management in the company makes in an attempt to keep the company relevant in the software market. The body of the paper covers the research analyses various concepts related to the company and explore various business laws and their connection with Infosys. The study applies the "shareholder primacy theory" in an attempt to understand the nature of the business to maximize its profits. Further, the study covers some of the major lawsuits that the company has had to battle in the past and the major legal decisions that involve the decision of its management.
Dinesh and Ashok Arora,” Infosys has made major accomplishments as a top Indian company based on its IT services both in India and abroad. The company has closely worked with more than 200 American firms since 2000 for which it has actively provided software-related services and other software application assistance. In countries like Australia, the company works to help its clients update their existing systems as well as design new innovative technologies in various private and government based firms. The major key products that the organization offers include Skava, AI platforms, Infosys Consulting, analytics platform, EdgeVerve Systems among others. This research aims at exploring the legal issues that Infosys encounter and the legal risks in connection with the decisions that key management in the company makes in an attempt to keep the company relevant in the software market.
The code is greater than the words used to describe it, it a way of conduct. At Infosys, the code of governance demonstrates its commitment toward conducting its business operations ethically. It entails acting with integrity as well as transparency based on what we do. Thus, its code demonstrates client value, diversity, and a focus on unique customer services in the IT market. Its value includes client value, leading by example, transparency, and integrity, excellence and fairness at the workplace. The company demonstrates to adhere to the law of torts following the agreement to pay for fines that were raised against its way of operation regardless of its denial of the allegations. This includes 34 million dollars fine for US visa violations, New York fines that incurred the company with a total amount of 1 million dollars and the sexual harassment fine that included Phaneesh Murthy.
However, Infosys has dodged a bullet in some lawsuits such as the one involving Mr. Palmer due to lack of sufficient evidence to back up his claims. Intellectuals have observed the upsurge of the “shareholder value theory” as a way of corporate governance. However, the company made claims that the allegations were not genuine or criminal and claimed it had no connection regarding access to visa programs dealing of the U. S. The Justice Department settled its allegations made without further prove at the trial as a result of claims that Infosys had made some steps towards fixing the irregularities, (Arakali and Ingram, 2013). This illegal issue is common in most Indian firms only that Infosys had to deal with the issue head on to avoid any further legal problems.
This issue might have impacted the relationship of the company with the US as it violated the immigration rules of the country. Work diversity is important and the company could be involved with issues related to violation of employment fairness at an expense of favoring another. In Australia, Infosys has had some minor lawsuits made against the company, a common one involving an Indian employee claiming the company owed him unpaid super. The employee believed that he was fully entitled to specific Australian employment rights, super contributions being among these rights. The company had not made these contributions following his period as a project manager at the company. According to the employee, he was entitled to the superannuation contributions based on the agreement with the company.
S based workers and pay them as per market wages. Thus, the company applied the B-1 visas meant for business reasons such as negotiating contracts or being part of a conference instead of H-1B Visa for the purpose of work regardless the knowledge of the management on the matter (Bort, 2012). Thus, shipping skilled employees for low payment rather than using high-paid U. S based tech employees was a major illegal decision that involved the management of the company and attracted legal fines. Sexual harassment against Jennifer Griffith is yet another lawsuit against Infosys former director Phaneesh Murthy. Thus, this paper explores the legal issues that Infosys officials encounter and the legal risks in connection with the decisions that key management in the company makes in an attempt to keep the company relevant in the software market.
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