Facebook to pay more than $14 million in Justice Dept. settlement over discrimination against U.S. workers

WASHINGTON - Facebook has agreed to pay penalties totaling more than $14 million under a settlement with the Justice Department over findings that the company's hiring practices intentionally discriminated against U.S. workers in favor of foreign workers, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

The social-media behemoth has also agreed in a settlement with the Labor Department to do more to recruit U.S. workers for technology jobs and be subject to federal scrutiny for up to three years, the officials said.

The agreements came after the Justice Department sued Facebook in December for allegedly failing to properly advertise at least 2,600 jobs - and consider applications from U.S. citizens - before offering the spots to foreigners whom the company was sponsoring for green cards granting permanent residency in 2018 and 2019...

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