Associated Press (03/28/12)
The U.S. Justice Department has reached a settlement with Wilton, CT-based Onward Healthcare over allegations that it posted discriminatory advertisements limiting jobs to U.S. citizens. The health care staffing company has agreed to pay $100,000 in civil penalties and change internal policies and manuals to reflect laws protecting noncitizens who are legally authorized to work. Authorities say Onward Healthcare limited applications to U.S. citizens over the course of a year even though lawful permanent residents and others should have been allowed to apply.
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