Dell EMC will have to pay more than $2.9 million in back wages to settle pay discrimination violations
The U.S. Department of Labor said this week that beginning in 2014, Dell EMC allegedly violated federal pay discrimination rules at facilities in California and North Carolina.
“Dell EMC systemically discriminated against females in engineering, marketing, and sales roles at its Pleasanton, California, facility and females in engineering and manufacturing roles at its Santa Clara, California, facility,” the labor department said in a statement, adding that the company also paid female and black engineers at its Durham, North Carolina, facility less than white males and black manufacturing employees less in Apex, North Carolina.
Dell EMC has been a subsidiary of Round Rock-based Dell Technologies since Dell bought data storage firm EMC Corp. in 2016. As part of its settlement, Dell EMC, which is headquartered in Massachusetts, will have to adjust its payroll and take steps to meet legal pay requirements.
A company spokesperson told The Associated Press that the settlement resolved audits that happened before Dell bought EMC.
Iron Man is going to be on a YouTube series - sort of
Robert Downey Jr., the man behind the iron mask, alongside his wife, producer Susan Downey, will be creating a YouTube Red series focused on artificial intelligence.
According to news website The Verge, the series will feature eight episodes that span an hour each. Robert Downey Jr. is set to host the series, which The Verge said will include scientists, philosophers, and other experts discussing the impact of AI on our work and home lives.
The series remains untitled for now.
In case you missed it: Facebook has disabled almost 1.3 billion fake accounts during the past two quarters
Facebook said in a report that most of the accounts it has suspended have been spammers, and that many of the fake accounts are caught “within minutes after creation.”
Facebook continues to address improper use of its platform after reporting last fall that about 126 million of its users could have seen content from accounts run by Russian trolls during the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.
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