For the next three years, the Labor Department will audit the company’s petitions for temporary visa holders under the federal government’s permanent labor certification program.

Facebook has agreed to pay penalties totaling more than $14 million under a settlement with the Justice Department over findings that the social media behemoth’s hiring practices intentionally discriminated against Americans in favor of foreign workers, The Washington Post reported.

The company has also agreed in a settlement with the Labor Department to do more to recruit Americans for technology jobs and be subject to federal scrutiny for up to three years, the officials said.

The agreements came after the Justice Department charged Facebook in a suit in December with failing to properly advertise at least 2,600 jobs — and consider applications from U.S. citizens — before it offered the spots to foreigners whom the company was sponsoring for green cards granting permanent residency in 2018 and 2019.

Facebook’s practices violated federal laws that require employers to demonstrate that there are no qualified U.S. workers available before it offers positions to temporary foreign workers it is sponsoring, according to the lawsuit.

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