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posted by hubie on Sunday November 19, @04:01AM   Printer-friendly
from the money-money-money dept.

Apple illegally discriminated against US citizens and other US residents in its hiring and recruitment practices for certain types of positions that went to foreign workers, the US Department of Justice said yesterday. Apple agreed to pay up to $25 million in back pay and civil penalties to settle the DOJ allegations.

Apple discriminated "against US citizens and certain non-US citizens whose permission to live in and work in the United States does not expire," the agency said. The $25 million payment was called the largest ever collected by the Justice Department under the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

Apple is required to pay $6.75 million in civil penalties and create an $18.25 million fund to provide back pay to those harmed by its hiring practices. Apple did not admit guilt in the settlement. But the company acknowledged in a statement that it had "unintentionally not been following the DOJ standard," according to Reuters.

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  • (Score: 1, Funny) by khallow on Monday November 20, @04:37AM (2 children)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 20, @04:37AM (#1333575) Journal
    US immigration isn't uncontrolled. That isn't the problem. H1-B is a great heavily controlled system, for example, as is the rest of the immigration system. I'll note for example, that if immigration were truly uncontrolled, one wouldn't need a cartel to smuggle oneself into the country. Just buy an airline ticket.

    And the US thrived for most of its existence on genuinely uncontrolled immigration. What changed is that once someone created an elaborate system of public goods and services - starting after the First World War, then they created enormous incentive for immigration (and the perception of mooching of said stuff). That in turn spurred the present system of heavily controlled immigration.

    and just shoot border jumpers

    There is no problem here that warrants shooting people who just want to better their lives.

    My view is issue a bunch of green cards each year for those who want to stay indefinitely (no conditions like travel or work restrictions); a reasonable process for temporary visas for tourists, students, and other visitors; and have a sensible naturalization process. No need for any other sort of visa. And if too many green cards are issued by some metric that makes sense, then issue less in future years until the metric improves.

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  • (Score: 2) by DadaDoofy on Monday November 20, @07:42PM (1 child)

    by DadaDoofy (23827) on Monday November 20, @07:42PM (#1333647)

    "... the present system of heavily controlled immigration."

    Heavily controlled? [belly laughs]

    Sorry, democrats and even CNN are abandoning that patently absurd narrative: []

    • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday November 20, @09:15PM

      by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 20, @09:15PM (#1333655) Journal

      Heavily controlled? [belly laughs]

      It remains true. H1-B, for example, has zero power in the absence of heavy control - just leave and find another job.