Palantir Technologies agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to settle Labor Department claims that the Silicon Valley company discriminated against a class of approximately 1,558 Asian job applicants, according to settlement documents obtained by Bloomberg BNA April 25 (OFCCP v. Palantir Techs., Inc., Dep’t of Labor A.L.J., No. 2016-OFC-9, consent decree approved 4/21/17).

The settlement follows a string of administrative lawsuits filed by the DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs against several technology companies in the final months of the Obama administration. The agency regularly audits government contractors for workplace nondiscrimination and affirmative action compliance.

OFCCP sued...