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Justice Dept. Settles Lawsuit Against Texas Bus Company for Discrimination


The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently reached a settlement with Autobuses Ejecutivos LLC, doing business as Omnibus Express, a bus company based in Houston, Texas. The settlement resolved a lawsuit filed in August 2013 by the DOJ under the Immigration and Nationality Act’s (INA) antidiscrimination provision. The lawsuit alleged that the company discriminated against U.S. workers by preferring to hire workers on temporary H-2B visas for its bus driver positions.

Under the settlement agreement, Omnibus Express will establish a $208,000 fund to compensate victims of its discriminatory practices, pay $37,800 in civil penalties to the United States, and be subject to monitoring of its hiring and recruiting practices for a two-year period.

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