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Violation Tracker Summary for Mega-Scandal

Mega-Scandal: Wage Theft
Description: This list shows cases in which companies paid penalties of $25 million or more in cases related to violations of minimum wage and overtime laws.
Penalty Total since 2000$5,987,606,308
Number of Penalty Records: 83
Note: The totals here are adjusted to account for the fact that each current parent's entries 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. They 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 individual records list below.
Top 10 Current Parent CompaniesTotal Penalty $Number of Records
Walmart$1,457,800,00010
FedEx$430,500,0002
Uber Technologies$390,000,0002
ABM Industries$250,000,0002
Wells Fargo$222,892,2445
Bank of America$219,500,0005
State Farm Insurance$135,000,0001
Allied Universal Security Services$130,000,0001
Allstate$120,000,0001
Knight-Swift Transportation$100,000,0001

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CompanyCurrent ParentCurrent Parent IndustryPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Wal-Mart StoresWalmartretailingwage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-federal/state$640,000,000
UberUber Technologiesmiscellaneous serviceswage and hour violation2023NY-AG$290,000,000
Wal-Mart StoresWalmartretailingwage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-state$242,000,000
FedExFedExfreight and logisticswage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$226,500,000
FedExFedExfreight and logisticswage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$204,000,000
Major League Baseball wage and hour violation2023private lawsuit-federal$185,000,000
Wal-Mart StoresWalmartretailingwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-state$152,000,000
ABM IndustriesABM Industriesbusiness serviceswage and hour violation2022private lawsuit-state$140,000,000
State FarmState Farm Insurancefinancial serviceswage and hour violation2005private lawsuit-state$135,000,000
G4S Secure SolutionsAllied Universal Security Servicesbusiness serviceswage and hour violation2019private lawsuit-state$130,000,000
Allstate InsuranceAllstatefinancial serviceswage and hour violation2005private lawsuit-state$120,000,000
ABM IndustriesABM Industriesbusiness serviceswage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-state$110,000,000
Proust Partners Beer Garden wage and hour violation2023DC-DES$105,957,000
Swift Transportation Co., Inc.Knight-Swift Transportationfreight and logisticswage and hour violation2020private lawsuit-federal$100,000,000
Uber Technologies Inc.Uber Technologiesmiscellaneous serviceswage and hour violation2022NJ-AG$100,000,000
NovartisNovartispharmaceuticalswage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-federal$99,000,000
CitigroupCitigroupfinancial serviceswage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-federal$98,000,000
MicrosoftMicrosoftinformation technologywage and hour violation2001private lawsuit-federal$97,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.Wells Fargofinancial serviceswage and hour violation2021private lawsuit-federal$95,696,122
Farmers Insurance ExchangeFarmers Insurance Exchangefinancial serviceswage and hour violation2001private lawsuit-state$90,009,208
United Parcel ServiceUnited Parcel Servicefreight and logisticswage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$87,000,000
Wal-Mart StoresWalmartretailingwage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$86,000,000
Wal-Mart StoresWalmartretailingwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$85,000,000
Tenet HealthcareTenet Healthcarehealthcare serviceswage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-state$85,000,000
Bank of AmericaBank of Americafinancial serviceswage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$73,000,000
Home Depot USA Inc.Home Depotretailingwage and hour violation2024private lawsuit-federal$72,500,000
International Business Machines Corp.IBM Corp.information technologywage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$65,000,000
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.Walmartretailingwage and hour violation2019private lawsuit-federal$65,000,000
Amazon.comAmazon.comretailingwage and hour violation2021FTC$61,710,583
Wal-Mart StoresWalmartretailingwage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-federal$60,800,000
Bloomberg, L.P.Bloomberginformation technologywage and hour violation2018private lawsuit-federal$54,500,000
Wal-Mart StoresWalmartretailingwage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-state$54,000,000
Albertson'sAlbertsons Companiesretailingwage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$53,300,000
Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanleyfinancial serviceswage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$50,000,000
InstacartInstacartmiscellaneous serviceswage and hour violation2022CA-SDCA$46,500,000
UBSUBSfinancial serviceswage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$45,000,000
Brinker InternationalBrinker Internationalrestaurants and foodservicewage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-state$44,300,000
UBSUBSfinancial serviceswage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$44,000,000
Merrill LynchBank of Americafinancial serviceswage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$43,500,000
Holland Acquisition Inc. wage and hour violation2021WHD$43,276,638
Morgan StanleyMorgan Stanleyfinancial serviceswage and hour violation2006private lawsuit-federal$42,500,000
StaplesSycamore Partners Managementprivate equity (including portfolio companies)wage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$42,000,000
JPMorgan ChaseJPMorgan Chasefinancial serviceswage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$42,000,000
RadioShackRadioShackretailingwage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$41,029,237
Wal-Mart StoresWalmartretailingwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-state$40,000,000
Wachovia SecuritiesWells Fargofinancial serviceswage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$39,000,000
Washington Mutual BankJPMorgan Chasefinancial serviceswage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$38,000,000
StaplesSycamore Partners Managementprivate equity (including portfolio companies)wage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-state$38,000,000
24 Hour Fitness24 Hour Fitnessmiscellaneous serviceswage and hour violation2006private lawsuit-federal$38,000,000
LyftLyft Inc.miscellaneous serviceswage and hour violation2023NY-AG$38,000,000
Merrill LynchBank of Americafinancial serviceswage and hour violation2006private lawsuit-federal$37,000,000
Bank of AmericaBank of Americafinancial serviceswage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$36,000,000
Equinox Holdings Inc.Related Companiesreal estatewage and hour violation2023private lawsuit-state$36,000,000
Family DollarDollar Treeretailingwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$35,576,059
EcolabEcolabchemicalswage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$35,000,000
H&R BlockH&R Blockfinancial serviceswage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-federal$35,000,000
OracleOracleinformation technologywage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-state$35,000,000
Pacific Bell and Pacific TelesisAT&Ttelecommunicationswage and hour violation2001private lawsuit-federal$35,000,000
Wells Fargo & CompanyWells Fargofinancial serviceswage and hour violation2020private lawsuit-federal$35,000,000
CVS CaremarkCVS Healthretailingwage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-federal$34,000,000
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.Walmartretailingwage and hour violation2007WHD$33,000,000
CNA InsuranceLoews Corp.diversifiedwage and hour violation2006private lawsuit-state$33,000,000
Tyson FoodsTyson Foodsfood productswage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$32,000,000
Virgin America Inc. and Alaska AirlinesAlaska Airairlineswage and hour violation2023private lawsuit-federal$30,976,831
Apple Inc.Apple Inc.electrical and electronic equipmentwage and hour violation2022private lawsuit-federal$30,478,508
PublixPublix Super Marketsretailingwage and hour violation2015private lawsuit-federal$30,000,000
Countrywide FinancialBank of Americafinancial serviceswage and hour violation2005private lawsuit-state$30,000,000
RadioShackRadioShackretailingwage and hour violation2002private lawsuit-state$29,900,000
Lowe's Home Improvement CentersLowe'sretailingwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-state$29,500,000
EcolabEcolabchemicalswage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$29,000,000
Schneider NationalSchneider Nationalfreight and logisticswage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$28,000,000
New Prime, Inc. wage and hour violation2021private lawsuit-federal$28,000,000
Wells FargoWells Fargofinancial serviceswage and hour violation2018private lawsuit-state$27,500,000
National City MortgagePNC Financial Servicesfinancial serviceswage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-federal$27,500,000
Siebel SystemsOracleinformation technologywage and hour violation2006private lawsuit-state$27,500,000
EcolabEcolabchemicalswage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-state$27,400,000
LyftLyft Inc.miscellaneous serviceswage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-federal$27,000,000
Children's Hospital Los AngelesChildren's Hospital Los Angeleshealthcare serviceswage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-state$27,000,000
RGIS LLCBlackstoneprivate equity (including portfolio companies)wage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$27,000,000
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.Wells Fargofinancial serviceswage and hour violation2020private lawsuit-federal$25,696,122
Home DepotHome Depotretailingwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-state$25,500,000
Abercrombie & FitchAbercrombie & Fitchretailingwage and hour violation2018private lawsuit-federal$25,000,000
Rite AidRite Aidretailingwage and hour violation2001private lawsuit-state$25,000,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.