TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Macy's settles suit over allegations of discrimination

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

M $48.15 +$0.42

at close on THURSDAY

By The Associated Press
Friday, June 28, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

The Justice Department and Macy's have resolved allegations that the retailer imposed discriminatory document requirements on immigrant employees to verify that they were eligible to work.

The anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act bars employers from demanding more or different identification documents from employees based on workers' immigration status and prohibits employers from limiting those workers' choice of documents.

Macy's has agreed to revise its procedures, provide training to its human resources personnel, pay the government $175,000 in civil penalties and create a $100,000 back-pay fund to compensate employees. In addition, the Justice Department will monitor Macy's practices for two years.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Business Headlines

  1. Energy sector adjusts to global oil plummet
  2. New York farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches
  3. Diane Stafford: Consider digital footprint
  4. ‘Staff Pick’ is golden ticket on Kickstarter
  5. Hospital finances still crying ‘ouch’
  6. Drought opens Texas ranchers’ eyes to income options
  7. EDMC accused in GI Bill scheme
  8. Rice Energy spin-off priced below expected range
  9. Harmar developer sells 15 hotels in Western Pa., West Virginia
  10. Pennsylvania jobless rate drops to 5.1 percent
  11. Mind the time: Optimize last-minute shopping
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.