IBM to pay $44K fine over online job listings

IBM will pay a $44,000 fine to settle a case alleging it violated anti-discrimination law by placing online job listings seeking software developers with specific visas, the U.S. Department of Justice said Friday.

The company sought people holding F-1 and H1-B visas for positions that would have required the candidates to relocate outside the U.S, the agency said in a news release.

The Immigration and Nationality Act does not allow employers to express a preference for visa holders over U.S. citizens and permanent residents unless required to comply with another law, an executive order or a government contract, the agency said.

SOURCE: computerworld.com

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