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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Brinker International
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol EAT)
Headquartered in: Texas
Major Industry: restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry: restaurants
Penalty total since 2000$46,723,832
Number of records: 17
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$46,539,94510
environment-related offenses$100,9602
safety-related offenses$82,9275
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$46,088,9457
employment discrimination$433,0002
environmental violation$100,9602
workplace safety or health violation$82,9275
labor relations violation$18,0001
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.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Brinker Internationalwage and hour violation2014private lawsuit-state$44,300,000
Brinker Internationalwage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$1,250,000
Brinker International, Inc. et al.employment discrimination2004EEOC$283,000
Brinker Internationalwage and hour violation2009private lawsuit-federal$271,878
Maggiano's Holding Corporationwage and hour violation2021WHD$184,368
Brinker Restaurant Corporation d/b/a Chili's Grill & Baremployment discrimination2020EEOC$150,000
Brinker Internationalenvironmental violation2005CA-AG$91,960
Brinker International Inc.wage and hour violation2019WHD$49,500
BRINKER FLORIDA, INC.workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$37,507
Pepper Dining, Inc.wage and hour violation2011WHD$22,855
Brinker International Payroll Company, LP d/b/a Maggiano's Little Italylabor relations violation2018NLRB$18,000
MAGGIANO'S LITTLE ITALYworkplace safety or health violation2009OSHA$15,550
BRINKER RESTAURANT CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$14,660
Brinker International Payroll Company, LPwage and hour violation2014WHD$10,344
Brinker Restaurant Corporationenvironmental violation2006EPA$9,000
BRINKER INTERNATIONAL, INC.workplace safety or health violation2022OSHA$8,210
BRINKER VERMONT, INC.workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$7,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.