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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 DadaDoofy on Monday November 20 2023, @07:42PM (1 child)

    by DadaDoofy (23827) on Monday November 20 2023, @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: []

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  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Monday November 20 2023, @09:15PM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 20 2023, @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.