Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Best Buy
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BBY)
Headquartered in: 
Minnesota
Major Industry: 
retailing
Specific Industry: 
retail-consumer electronics
Penalty total since 2000: 
$22,939,624
Number of records: 
27
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
employment discrimination$10,199,9991
wage and hour violation$6,674,4105
product safety violation$3,800,0001
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$2,000,0001
workplace safety or health violation$151,43214
benefit plan administrator violation$50,0011
labor relations violation$30,0001
Family and Medical Leave Act$28,2822
motor vehicle safety violation$5,5001
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.

Associated Names: 

Best Buy; BEST BUY STORES INC; MN BEST BUY 900131; Musicland Stores Corp.; Partsearch Technologies Inc.

Links: 

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


Individual Penalty Records:

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Best Buy employment discrimination 2011 private lawsuit-federal $10,199,999
Best Buy wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $5,000,000
Best Buy Co., Inc., product safety violation 2016 CPSC $3,800,000
Musicland Stores Corp. price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 MULTI-AG $2,000,000
Best Buy wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $902,410
Best Buy wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $674,500
Best Buy wage and hour violation 2013 private lawsuit-federal $90,000
PARTSEARCH TECHNOLOGIES INC. benefit plan administrator violation 2008 EBSA $50,001
BEST BUY CO., INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $32,000
Best Buy Co., Inc. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $30,000
Best Buy Stores, L.P. Family and Medical Leave Act 2014 WHD $19,734
BEST BUY CO, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $18,300
BEST BUY workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $14,000
BEST BUY CO, INC workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $13,440
BEST BUY STORES L.P. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $13,260
Best Buy Co., Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2011 WHD $8,548
BEST BUY STORES LP workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $8,000
BEST BUY STORES L P workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,578
Best Buy wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $7,500
BEST BUY STORES INC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $7,104
BEST BUY workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $7,000
BEST BUY INC STORE # 468 workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,000
BEST BUY CO., INC. workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $6,650
BEST BUY workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $6,475
MN BEST BUY CO., INC. 900131 workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,625
Best Buy Stores L.P. motor vehicle safety violation 2013 FMCSA $5,500
BEST BUY STORES L P workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $5,000
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