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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: AT&T
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol T)
Headquartered in: Texas
Major Industry: telecommunications
Specific Industry: telecommunications
Penalty total since 2000$1,141,818,338
Number of records: 295
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$647,351,44971
employment-related offenses$308,800,854125
environment-related offenses$96,335,36326
competition-related offenses$52,150,0004
government-contracting-related offenses$18,240,8465
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
telecommunications violation$347,355,31027
consumer protection violation$255,049,13935
benefit plan administrator violation$148,675,0004
wage and hour violation$140,729,93434
environmental violation$96,335,36326
Notes: Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Links: Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

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Company sort icon . Primary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount
DIRECT TV HOME SERVICES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2009OSHA$9,000
DIRECT TV HOME SERVICESworkplace safety or health violation2010OSHA$6,300
DIRECT TVworkplace safety or health violation2011OSHA$5,600
Cricket Wireless, LLC and AT&T, Inc.consumer protection violation2021MD-AG$3,274,973
Cricket Wirelesswage and hour violation2012CA-LCO$8,047
Cricket Wirelesswage and hour violation2011CA-LCO$6,000
Cricket Wirelesswage and hour violation2011CA-LCO$8,500
Cricket Wirelesswage and hour violation2011CA-LCO$6,000
Cricket Communications Inc.False Claims Act and related2014USAO$2,174,432
Cingular Wireless, LLC.wage and hour violation2007WHD$396,782
Cingular Wireless, LLC.wage and hour violation2004WHD$462,448
Cingular Wireless, LLC.wage and hour violation2004WHD$10,639
Cingular Wireless, LLCwage and hour violation2007WHD$4,711,767
Cingular Wireless, LLCenvironmental violation2012EPA(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $125,728
Cingular Wireless LLCconsumer protection violation2007NY-AG$35,000
Cingular Wirelesslabor relations violation2006NLRB$10,000
Cingular Wirelesslabor relations violation2006NLRB$7,000
Cingular Wirelesslabor relations violation2004NLRB$8,000
Cingular Wirelessconsumer protection violation2004MULTI-AG$1,666,666
Cingular Wirelessconsumer protection violation2004CA-PUC$12,140,000
BellSouth Telecommunications, LLCemployment discrimination2012EEOC$120,000
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.labor relations violation2007NLRB$28,477
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.labor relations violation2007NLRB$82,000
BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc.labor relations violation2006NLRB$58,665
BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLCworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$7,000
BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LLCworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$11,000
BELLSOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS INCconsumer protection violation2006TN-PUC$45,000
BellSouth Telecommunicationslabor relations violation2007NLRB$10,000
Bellsouth Telecommunicationslabor relations violation2002NLRB$42,000
BellSouth Telecommunicationswage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$8,129,675
Bellsouth Telecommunicationsenvironmental violation2006GA-ENV$15,000
BellSouth CorporationForeign Corrupt Practices Act2002SEC$150,000
BellSouth Corporationtelecommunications violation2003FCC$1,400,000
Bellsouth Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2006private lawsuit-federal$93,675,000
Bellsouth - Directory Assistance Officelabor relations violation2003NLRB$10,000
BELLSOUTHlabor relations violation2004NLRB$18,000
BellSouthutility service violation2001GA-PSC$7,000,000
Bell Soutn Communicationslabor relations violation2003NLRB$77,472
Bell South Telecommunicationslabor relations violation2003NLRB$39,700
Bell South Telecommunicationsenvironmental violation2011GA-ENV$7,313
Bell Southlabor relations violation2007NLRB$60,825
AT&T/SBClabor relations violation2006NLRB$30,000
AT&T/ALSlabor relations violation2000NLRB$24,000
AT&T, Inc.wage and hour violation2008WHD$6,728
AT&T, INCworkplace safety or health violation2000OSHA$9,750
AT&T Wirelesstelecommunications violation2002FCC$117,000
AT&T Wirelesstelecommunications violation2002FCC$2,000,000
AT&T WEST ROME SERVICE CENTERworkplace safety or health violation2010OSHA$10,500
AT&T Texasutility administrative violation2016TX-PUC$24,000
AT&T Technical Services Corp.False Claims Act and related2009DOJ_CIVIL$8,266,414
AT&T Services, Inc.employment discrimination2010EEOC$60,000
AT&T Services, Inc.telecommunications violation2019FCC$75,000
AT&T Services, Inc.environmental violation2019VA-ENV$7,087
AT&T SERVICES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2008OSHA$5,375
AT&T SERVICES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$8,800
AT&T Services, Incwage and hour violation2010WHD$22,556
AT&T Services Inc.telecommunications violation2015FCC$6,900,000
AT&T Services Inc.telecommunications violation2015FCC$25,000,000
AT&T Services Inc.employment discrimination2020OFCCP$173,000
AT&T Services Inc.employment discrimination2020OFCCP$173,000
AT&T Servicestelecommunications violation2016FCC$7,750,000
AT&T Serviceswage and hour violation2018private lawsuit-federal$2,750,000
AT&T Serviceswage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$17,000,000
AT&T Serviceswage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-federal$11,200,000
AT&T Operationswage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-federal$12,500,000
AT&T NETWORK SERVICESworkplace safety or health violation2007OSHA$13,440
AT&T Network Operationsutility safety violation2021MI-PSC$5,000
AT&T Network Operationsutility safety violation2021MI-PSC$5,000
AT&T Network Operationsutility safety violation2020MI-PSC$5,000
AT&T Mobility, LLCconsumer protection violation2019FTC$60,000,000
AT&T Mobility Services LLCFamily and Medical Leave Act2018WHD$20,290
AT&T Mobility National Accounts LLCconsumer protection violation2021DC-AG$1,500,000
AT&T Mobility LLCconsumer protection violation2014FTC$80,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLCtelecommunications violation2015FCC$100,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLClabor relations violation2011NLRB$39,972
AT&T Mobility LLCtelecommunications violation2014MULTI-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $20,000,000
AT&T Mobility LLCutility safety violation2012CA-PUC$2,300,000
AT&T Mobilitytelecommunications violation2014FCC$105,000,000
AT&T Mobilitytelecommunications violation2013FCC$600,000
AT&T Mobilitylabor relations violation2011NLRB$10,000
AT&T Mobilitylabor relations violation2008NLRB$5,000
AT&T Mobilitywage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$8,000,000
AT&T Mobilitywage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-federal$5,000,000
AT&T Mobilitytelecommunications violation2018FCC$5,250,000
AT&T Mobilityconsumer protection violation2011FL-AG$1,760,000
AT&T Mobilityconsumer protection violation2009NY-AG$2,630,000
AT&T Mobilityconsumer protection violation2007CA-AG$500,000
AT&T MOBILITYenvironmental violation2016MA-ENV$45,580
AT&T MissouriFalse Claims Act and related2009DOJ_CIVIL$1,400,000
AT&T Inc.civil contempt2009DOJ_CIVIL$2,000,000
AT&T Inc.telecommunications violation2012FCC$700,000
AT&T Inc.telecommunications violation2020FCC$57,265,625
AT&T INCworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$16,000
AT&T Illinoiskickbacks and bribery2022USAO$23,000,000
AT&T Corporationlabor relations violation2005NLRB$75,000
AT&T Corporationlabor relations violation2004NLRB$101,864
AT&T Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2005private lawsuit-federal$29,000,000
AT&T CORPORATIONenvironmental violation2002NJ-ENV$9,000
AT&T CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$7,000
AT&T Corp.employment discrimination2000EEOC$50,000
AT&T Corp.labor relations violation2003NLRB$90,900
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.