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"Lawsuit Alleges Facebook Favors H-1B Visa Workers and Other Temporary Visa Holders over U.S. Workers"

And no one was surprised. Not that this will make a dent in the labor arbitrage problem, but at least it's evidentiary confirmation it's happening. If it goes through it'll likely mean a slough of follow-on lawsuits for the thousands of companies doing the exact same thing, and a cottage industry to find new creative ways to continue being predatory assholes.

https://justice.gov/opa/pr/...

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  • 6
    Are you surprised?
    Because you shouldn’t be surprised.
  • 7
    @Root
    I might be surprised, despite my wording. But mostly that they brought charges at all.
  • 8
    Breaking News: Facebook and all the tech companies move HQ to China or India
  • 4
    @donuts
    Nah, they're only interested in controlling labor prices. They still like the swanky market street property in SF.
  • 0
  • 6
    @donuts they move to China and lose control over their property and company. They want USA freedoms without the actual cost.
  • 1
    No surprise, Facebook has always been a blight. Other than the stuff they've open sourced, the world would be better off without them. That said, some other tumour would take their place anyway.
  • 1
    @ars1
    Even their open sourced stuff has served to decay the industry at large.
  • 0
    Facebook doesn’t change.
  • 0
    So FAANG companies turned me down bc my algorithms weren’t big O of Greencard lol (I guess). I could never figure out what companies really want from devs these days after being denied so many times since my last company recently went through layoffs due to business plummeting but I think being a citizen hurt me numerous times. I’ve noticed a lot of applications have asked me if I’m a US citizen and I was always glad to get that question but I think what they’re really looking for is the opposite
  • 2
    @d-fanelli
    If you think that happened, get the contact number from the filings and collect your dollars.
  • 0
    @SortOfTested it would be great to sue mark cocksuckerberg but I lack his money to do so...but who cares! The most challenging interview problem to solve is: write the name of the most impressive software produced by Facebook in less than O(infinite) runtime.
  • 0
    Who would have thought they would try to hide behind diversity to make some profit.
  • 1
    @mundo03
    They don't count towards diversity initiatives.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested of course it does, what can be more diverse than visa holders?
  • 0
    @mundo03
    Work visas are different than immigration visas. H1b are what is known as "dual intent" visas, meaning that it starts as a work visa, and only becomes an immigration visa after an employment sponsor files and pays for a green card petition.

    By definition, the EEOC requires one to be at least an immigrant before they are covered by such programs. While their status is economic migrant, they are covered by the terms put forth by customs and immigration and the US Department of Labor. This is part of the reason the ITIN program doesn't benefit from social security programs.

    If a company is using foreign labor on work visas to pad their diversity reporting, this can be reported to the US Department of labor as an instance of non-compliance, which may result in fraud charges. The equal opportunity programs were designed to assist in correcting systemic issues in US hiring of citizens, so by definition counting visa workers in these tallies subverts the program.
  • 1
    @SortOfTested I am not talking about diversity regulated by the government, which is a ridiculous concept btw.

    I am just saying, foreign people is diversity, tech companies boast about having foreign people of the time, irregardless of their immigration status
  • 1
    @mundo03
    You should start another thread on that topic. Its non sequitur here.

    The profit thing, everybody knew. Literally everyone knows it's a labor arbitrage game.
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