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Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel, LLC

Aramark Uniform & Career Apparel, LLC, doing business as Aramark Uniform Services, a food, facilities, and uniform service provider, will pay $100,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Madison, Wisconsin facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 264 qualified male applicants who applied for Operative positions and were not hired. Aramark denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Aramark will extend 29 job opportunities to affected class members.

Bank of America

Bank of America, an American multinational investment bank and financial services company based in Charlotte, North Carolina will pay $4.2 million to resolve alleged hiring discrimination violations found at Bank of America locations in Pennington, New Jersey; Jacksonville, Florida; Kennesaw, Georgia; and Texas branches in Addison, Fort Worth and Plano. Compliance reviews by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 3032 black, 4 Hispanics, and 2106 females applicants who applied for registered phone representative, client service representative, customer service and sales specialist II, mortgage underwriter (internal and external), and telephone sales associate positions and were not hired. Bank of America denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Cargill Meat Solutions

Cargill Meat Solutions, a turkey processing facility, will pay $300,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Waco, Texas, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 642 female, 1304 black, 24 American Indian/Alaskan Native, and 559 white qualified applicants who applied for Laborer and Helper positions and were not hired. Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Cintas Corporation

Cintas Corporation, a promotional product and uniform supplier, will pay $224,984 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at the five locations listed above. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 22 qualified women who applied for Loader/Unloader and Shipping/Receiving positions and were not hired. Cintas Corporation denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Cintas Corporation will also extend 205 job opportunities.

Cintas Corporation

Cintas, a promotional product and uniform supplier, will pay $424,463 to resolve allegations of hiring and compensation discrimination at its Philadelphia, PA, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 154 qualified male and black applicants who applied for the Garment Inspector/Hanger positions and were not hired and 43 female laborers in compensation. Cintas denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Consent Decree. Under the agreement, Cintas will also extend two job opportunities and agrees to immediately cease using any selection procedures that result in adverse impact against.

Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.

Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc., which produces, distributes, and markets bottled and canned liquid non-alcoholic refreshment products in North America, will pay $118,086 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Hollywood, Florida, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 16 qualified women who applied for Merchandiser positions and were not hired. Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc.

Coca Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. (CCR Fort Worth) bottles and distributes beverages such as Coke, Sprite, Fanta, and other soft drinks. The company will pay $825,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at the Fort Worth, Texas; Houston, Texas; San Antonio Texas; Harahan, Louisiana and Little Rock, Arkansas locations. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found that the federal contractor discriminated against qualified black and/or female applicants for the Merchandiser and Order Builder positions and were not hired. CCR Fort Worth denies these claims, but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Conduent Commercial Solutions

Conduent Commercial Solutions (Conduent), formerly CSG Xerox World, a provider of document technologies, services, software and supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments, will pay $175,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Portland, OR, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 1,121 qualified female, black, and Asian applicants who applied for Customer Care Assistant positions and were not hired. Conduent denies those claims, but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Conduent will also extend 138 job opportunities to eligible class members and take extensive measures to ensure that its personnel practices comply with the law, including properly maintaining employment records and reviewing and evaluating its recruitment and hiring practices.

Dell Technologies, Inc.

Dell Technologies, Inc., an information technology company, will pay $7 million in back wages, interest, and benefits, to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at multiple facilities in Massachusetts, California, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Texas, and Washington. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 5,475 Asian, Black, Hispanic, White, and Female employees in several facilities by paying them less in salary. Under the agreement, Dell Technologies, Inc. will also assure that all employees are afforded equal employment opportunities.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC (hereinafter Goldman Sachs), a global investment banking, securities, and investment management firm, will pay $9,995,000.00 to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its New York, NY facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 604 Asian, Black, Hispanic, and Female employees in multiple positions in the Equities, non-revenue Finance, Fixed Income Currency and Commodities, Global Investment Research, Investment Management, Investment Banking, Legal, Operations, and Technology Divisions. Goldman Sachs denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through an Early Resolution Conciliation Agreement. Under the Agreement, Goldman Sachs will also provide the following important nonmonetary relief: 1) contracting with an outside professional consultant to analyze its employees’ total compensation; 2) taking reasonable steps, including but not limited to adjustments to compensation, coaching, mentoring, or alternative job assignments, to address unexplained compensation disparities identified in the future; 3) increasing the corporate-wide pipeline of female, Asian, black, and Hispanic employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities into roles that have historically been a platform to more senior roles with more revenue-generating potential or leadership opportunities; 4) providing manager effectiveness training on how to manage a diverse team and ensure/maintain an inclusive work environment; 5) sponsoring programs targeted to the financial services industry intended to generate and publicize innovative programs concerning attracting and developing the talents of female, Asian, black, and Hispanic employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities; 6) increasing the enrollment in apprenticeship and internship programs of female, Asian, black, and Hispanic employees, veterans and individuals with disabilities; and 7) distributing to all employees its internal harassment and discrimination policy and complaint procedure. Goldman Sachs will provide annual reports documenting its actions to OFCCP for five years.

Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation, a multinational technology corporation, will pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its Jones Farm, Ronler Acres, and Chandler, Ocotillo, Folsom, and Hawthorn facilities. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against female, African American, and Hispanic employees in Engineering positions. Intel denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Intel will prospectively monitor compensation and make salary adjustments where warranted. Intel agrees that it will allocate $300,000 per year for 2020- 2024 for pay adjustments where warranted for US employees in the Engineering Job Family, as part of its annual pay equity analysis.

Kforce Incorporated

KForce, Inc., a staffing and recruiting firm, agrees to pay $188,806 to resolve hiring discrimination at its Tampa, FL facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 207 black applicants for Talent Qualification Specialist Trainee positions. KForce, Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Medtronic Inc.

Medtronic Inc., a medical technology industry, will pay $300,000 to resolve allegations of compensation discrimination at its Brooklyn Park, MN facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 73 Asian and 2 Hispanic employees in the Assembler positions. Medtronic denies those claims, but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO)

Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), a regulated energy company that supplies natural gas and electricity to commercial and residential customers, agreed to pay $1,000,000, to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Gary and Merrillville, Indiana facilities. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found that NIPSCO-Gary discriminated against 252 female and 221 black qualified applicants who applied for Temporary Meter Reader positions and were not hired. In addition, another compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that NIPSCO-Merrillville discriminated against 914 black qualified applicants who applied for Customer Service Representative positions and were not hired. NIPSCO agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement that includes both facilities. Under the agreement, NIPSCO will extend job opportunities to 11 female and 8 black class members for the NIPSCO-Gary establishment and 8 black class members for the NIPSCO-Merrillville facility.

Northwest Protection Service, LP (NWPS)

Universal Protection Services (d/b/a Allied Universal), formerly Northwest Protective Services, a privately-owned security services company based in the United States, will pay $175,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Seattle, Washington facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 398 qualified African-American applicants who applied for Security positions and were not hired. NWPS and Allied Universal deny those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Allied Universal will also extend 25 job opportunities to the affected class members.

Penske Logistics, LLC

Penske Logistics, LLC, a transportation services company, will pay $350,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Shelbyville, IN, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 185 qualified female applicants who applied for Warehouse Worker positions and were not hired. Penske denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Penske will extend 99 job opportunities to affected class members.

Sodexo Inc. – Indiana State University

Sodexo Inc. – Indiana State University, a food services and facilities management company, will pay $50,000 in back pay to resolve allegations of hiring at its Terre Haute, IN facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 134 qualified men who applied for 09E Service Worker (Entry Level) positions. Sodexo Inc. denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Sodexo Inc. will: (1) extend job offers until 13 male class members are hired, or the male class member list is exhausted, whichever occurs first; (2) prevent retaliation, harassment, and any other form of reprisal or adverse action to class members based on or in relation to the terms of this remedy; (3) review its selection process at the Terre Haute facility and ensure that practices that led to discrimination have been eliminated; (4) develop procedures to review at least annually, the selection process for ensuring nondiscrimination; and (5) take action to ensure that this violation has ceased and does not recur.

Sprint Corporation

Sprint Corporation, a wireless and internet services provider, will pay $558,650 to resolve allegations of hiring and placement discrimination at the former Fort Worth, Texas location. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) found that the federal contractor discriminated against 2,988 qualified black and female applicants for the Technical Support Specialist (TSS) and Advanced Technical Support Specialist (ATSS) positions and were not hired. OFCCP also found that the federal contractor discriminated against 390 similarly-situated black and female hires who were placed in the lower paying TSS positions. Sprint denies these claims, but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement.

Thomas Jefferson University

Thomas Jefferson University, a private university, will pay $299,000 to resolve allegations of hiring discrimination at its Philadelphia, PA, facility. A compliance review by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs found that the federal contractor discriminated against 360 qualified women who applied for Security Officer positions and were not hired. Thomas Jefferson denies those claims but has agreed to resolve the issue through a Conciliation Agreement. Under the agreement, Thomas Jefferson will also extend 6 job opportunities.