Department of Labor sues Google over wage data

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The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against Google regarding its alleged unwillingness to provide the agency information on Google's wage data, Computerworld reports.

Because Google is a federal contractor, it must provide the DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs with information on its wages and equal opportunity program. The DOL requested the information from Google in September 2015, but the tech giant only gave partial responses, according to a DOL spokesman.

"Like other federal contractors, Google has a legal obligation to provide relevant information requested in the course of a routine compliance evaluation," said OFCCP Acting Director Thomas Dowd in a press release. "Despite many opportunities to produce this information voluntarily, Google has refused to do so."

The DOL has asked the court to nix Google's existing government contracts and ban it from entering future agreements if the company doesn't provide the requested information.

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