Hiring workers based on race or sex is illegal, but some companies are skirting the law by contracting out their discriminatory practices to temp agen
The misuse of employment tests – which measure reading, math and other cognitive skills – can unfairly disadvantage minorities and women without the employers or the job applicants even realizing it.
An Alabama-based temp agency that former workers accuse of rampant hiring discrimination announced it will conduct an internal investigation and set up an anonymous tip line, even as federal officials seek out whistleblowers in response to a Reveal investigation.
President Barack Obama’s executive actions make it easier for work visa holders to switch jobs and for the Department of Labor to crack down on employers that mistreat skilled immigrant employees.
Despite government efforts to stamp out abuses in America’s visa program for highly skilled workers, unscrupulous job brokers continue to illegally sell visas – sometimes connected to jobs that don’t exist.
California’s high-tech industry is famous for friendly methods for holding on to talented workers. But it also has become a hub for less generous retention practices: freezing employees in place and depressing wages by pushing legal boundaries.
Here’s a breakdown of the main tactics manipulative job brokers use to treat immigrant tech workers like indentured servants.
Porous federal oversight has allowed labor brokers to financially exploit Indian tech workers with little fear of detection. And even those that are caught can continue to survive and thrive – including on taxpayers’ dime.
Labor brokers providing Indian high-tech workers to American companies are gaming a professional visa program, creating a shadow world that can turn a worker’s dream of self-betterment into a financial nightmare.
New law requiring sexual harassment training for labor contractors, supervisors and all farm employees was spurred by Rape in the Fields investigation.