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Facebook settles US worker discrimination claims

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Facebook has settled a major discrimination case, agreeing to pay a record $14.5m to settle claims made by US workers

The world’s biggest social media giant, Facebook, has agreed to pay a record $14.5m to settle claims it discriminated against U.S. workers in its hiring practice.

The United States Department of Justice claimed that the tech giant often overlooked US workers in favour of foreign ones on temporary visas.

It is the biggest penalty of its kind issued by the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Facebook said it “strongly believes” it met the federal government’s standards

“Facebook is not above the law, and must comply with our nation’s federal civil rights laws, which prohibit discriminatory recruitment and hiring practices,” 

said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the DOJ.

“Companies cannot set aside certain positions for temporary visa holders because of their citizenship or immigration status.”

The tech sector in the United States often uses temporary visas, including the H-1B, to bring highly skilled foreign guest workers to America.

Tech giants argues those foreign workers are vital, because there are not enough American science and engineering graduates to fill the jobs available in areas such as artificial intelligence.

However, critics say the laws governing temporary visas are lax, and make it too easy to replace U.S workers with cheaper foreign labour – something US law prohibits.

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Nintendo’s live presentation sets the stage to end the financial year with a bang

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PlayStation 5 has received a fresh Discord update, enhancing your social gaming experience. Connect with friends, join voice chats, and stay in the loop directly from your console.

Prepare for a thrilling showcase packed with game reveals, exclusive trailers, and updates on your favourite Nintendo franchises.

Whether you’re a fan of Mario, Zelda, or new indie titles, this Direct promises to deliver something for everyone. Mark your calendars and get ready for a gaming extravaganza!

Emily Leaney joins to discuss the latest.

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U.S. advocates for tobacco-style warning labels on social media platforms

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In an attempt to safeguard adolescent mental health, the U.S. Surgeon General has advocated for the implementation of warning labels on social media platforms.

On this episode of Ticker Hot Shots – U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy looks to implement warnings on social media platforms, Adobe get sued over hidden payments, a micro-EV slots into the urban market and the Pope attends G7 to warn over the use of AI.

Ticker’s Mike Loder and Veronica Dudo discuss. #featured #trending

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Technician shortages loom for EV industry

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Can the supply of skilled EV technicians live up to demand?

The Auto Report provides comprehensive insights of developments in the rapidly evolving world of mobility. The program delves into pertinent trends shaping the automotive landscape.

Hosted by esteemed industry figures Matt Hobbs, CEO of Motor Trades Association of Australia and Mike Costello of Cox Automotive.

In this episode, Mike & Matt are joined by CEO of the Mining and Automotive Skills Alliance, Gavin Lind. #auto report

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