Thursday, April 19, 2012

DOJ SETTLES WITH HEALTHCARE STAFFING COMPANY FOR $100,000

The Department of Justice reached a settlement with Onward Healthcare resolving allegations of discrimination by Onward. The DOJ said that Onward posted discriminatory job advertisements on its home page and third party websites that limited its jobs to U.S. citizens. The Immigration and Nationality Act generally prohibits employers from discriminating on the basis of citizenship status unless required by law, regulation or government contract.

The settlement calls for Onward to pay $100,000 in civil penalties and to change internal policies to comply with federal law. The DOJ will also monitor Onward’s behavior for the next three years.


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  1. $100,000 is enough in civil penalties and to change internal policies to comply with federal law. This health care law is great for every employee.

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  2. At the same time that the Obama administration is expanding its worksite enforcement actions, the DOJ is vigorously pursuing claims against employers that fail to abide by IRCA's anti-discrimination provisions. During the past year, the DOJ's focus has turned increasingly to the health care industry.
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