Apple will pay $25 million in DOJ discrimination settlement (CNBC)

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    Apple will pay $25 million in DOJ discrimination settlement – By Kif Leswing (CNBC) / Nov 9, 2023

    • Apple will pay $25 million in back pay and civil penalties to settle a matter about the company’s hiring practices under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Department of Justice said.
    • Apple was accused of not advertising positions on its external website and erecting hurdles such as requiring mailed paper applications.
    • Apple contests the accusation, according to the settlement agreement, and says that it believes it was following Department of Labor regulations.

    Apple will pay $25 million in back pay and civil penalties to settle a matter over the company’s hiring practices under the Immigration and Nationality Act, the Department of Justice announced Thursday.

    Apple has agreed to pay $6.75 million in civil penalties and establish an $18.25 million fund for back pay to eligible discrimination victims, the DOJ said in a release.

    Apple was accused of not advertising positions that it wanted to fill through a federal program called Permanent Labor Certification Program or PERM, which allows U.S. companies to recruit workers who can become permanent U.S. residents after completing a number of requirements.

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