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posted by hubie on Sunday November 19 2023, @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: 2) by Whoever on Monday November 20 2023, @07:07PM

    by Whoever (4524) on Monday November 20 2023, @07:07PM (#1333645) Journal

    H1B can be hired at similar wage but because they are H1B, they CANNOT easily go to another place. It's akin of ***indentured servitude*** style worker but their debt is the visa.

    Actually, they can easily go to another place. I did this myself when on an H1B visa.

    The lock-in that does exist is in two forms:
    1. Requirement to pay back moving costs if the H1B employee moves.
    2. A Green Card (permanent resident visa) application may have to be re-started if the employee moves employer, although I think there is some flexibility now to continue a Green Card application with a new employer, once the application has reached a certain stage in the process.

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