The U.S. Department of Justice has reached a settlement agreement with health care staffing firm Onward Health Care over allegedly discriminatory job postings. DOJ alleged that the company’s job postings restricted applications to U.S. citizens, even though work-authorized immigrants should have been permitted to apply for the jobs. The company has agreed to pay $100,000 in civil monetary penalty and to change its internal policies and manuals to reflect the protections of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which generally prohibits companies from discriminating on the basis of citizenship status.
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