Bloomberg Law
Aug. 5, 2019, 8:23 PM

Judge Ends Long-Running Google, DOL Pay Data Fight

Paige Smith
Paige Smith

Google won’t have to give federal auditors additional pay information for 25,000 of its workers dating back to the company’s founding, now that a Labor Department judge has finalized a 2017 ruling blocking the department’s demand for the data.

Google will, however, have to give investigators a “snapshot” of pay, job duties, and other information from September 2014, as well as the contact information of up to 5,000 employees. The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs says it already has evidence of rampant pay discrimination at the company’s Silicon Valley headquarters as part of a random audit.

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