DOL Sues Google Over Withheld Compensation Data

Law360, Washington (January 4, 2017, 6:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor announced an administrative lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force Google to hand over more compensation data regarding a government look into its equal opportunity program, data the technology giant has refused to hand over because of confidentiality concerns, despite reporting obligations for government contractors.

The lawsuit with the DOL's Office of Administrative Law Judges follows months of Google Inc.'s refusal to fully comply with the routine but mandatory equal opportunity compliance evaluation, according to Wednesday's announcement. The DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs threatened to go after Google's government contracts, and its future eligibility for that...

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