Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
CenturyLink
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol CTL)
Headquartered in: 
Louisiana
Major Industry: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry: 
telecommunications
Penalty total since 2000: 
$359,408,196
Number of records: 
58
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
accounting fraud or deficiencies$269,000,0002
benefit plan administrator violation$36,200,0002
telecommunications violation$35,625,00011
False Claims Act and related$8,200,0001
consumer protection violation$7,200,0007
wage and hour violation$1,518,6135
labor relations violation$1,000,23414
employment discrimination$400,0001
environmental violation$167,4937
workplace safety or health violation$96,8568
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 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: 

CENTURY LINK; CENTURY LINK COMMUNICATIONS; CENTURY MARKETING SOLUTIONS; CENTURYLINK; CENTURYLINK LNP; EMBARQ; EMBARQ HOLDING; LEVEL 3; Level 3 Communications, Inc.; QWEST; Qwest Communications Corp. and LCI International Telecom Corp.; QWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NEWPORT (CLOSED); QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTL; QWEST CORPORATION DBA CENTURY LINK QC; Qwest International Communications, Inc.; SPRINT CENTRAL TELEPHONE OF VIRGINIA; SPRINT FLORIDA / SOUTH AREA; SPRINT FLORIDA NORTH AREA; UNITED TELEPHONE [...]

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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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Qwest Communications International Inc. accounting fraud or deficiencies 2004 SEC $250,000,000
Qwest Communications benefit plan administrator violation 2007 private lawsuit-federal $33,000,000
Qwest accounting fraud or deficiencies 2007 AK-AG $19,000,000
CenturyLink telecommunications violation 2015 FCC $16,000,000
Qwest Corporation telecommunications violation 2004 FCC $9,000,000
Level 3 Communications, LLC False Claims Act and related 2016 MA-AG $8,200,000
Qwest Communications International telecommunications violation 2003 FCC $6,500,000
Qwest consumer protection violation 2003 AZ-AG $3,750,000
Level 3 Communications, Inc. benefit plan administrator violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $3,200,000
Qwest Communications consumer protection violation 2002 WA-AG $1,300,000
Qwest Communications International, Inc. telecommunications violation 2001 CT-AG $1,100,000
Level 3 telecommunications violation 2013 FCC $1,000,000
Qwest consumer protection violation 2002 CO-AG $1,000,000
Qwest wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $975,000
Qwest Corporation telecommunications violation 2002 OR-AG $575,000
Centurylink telecommunications violation 2019 FCC $550,000
Qwest Communications International Inc. telecommunications violation 2000 MN-AG $500,000
Qwest Communications International Inc. employment discrimination 2006 EEOC $400,000
Qwest Communications Corp. and LCI International Telecom Corp. consumer protection violation 2000 KS-AG $350,000
Qwest Communications International consumer protection violation 2001 PA-AG $350,000
Qwest Communications Corporation consumer protection violation 2000 WI-AG $250,000
Sprint-Florida, Inc. North Area labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $229,000
Embarq Holdings Company LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $202,314
Qwest Corp. consumer protection violation 2002 ID-AG $200,000
Qwest Communications, Inc. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $188,003
Level 3 Communications wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-federal $178,706
Qwest International Communications, Inc. telecommunications violation 2000 NV-AG $175,000
CenturyLink telecommunications violation 2012 FCC $150,000
United Telephone Company of Florida wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $144,593
Qwest Communications labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $100,000
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL, INC. environmental violation 2001 EPA $86,847
Qwest Corporation labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $83,400
Qwest Communications telecommunications violation 2000 OR-AG $75,000
Sprint Florida, Inc. / South Area labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $63,000
Qwest Communications labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $62,500
Qwest Communications labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $60,000
QWEST labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $49,000
Embarq Corporation labor relations violation 2012 NLRB $47,357
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $45,000
Sprint Central Telephone Co. of Virginia, Inc. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $32,774
CENTURYLINK LNP workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $25,407
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS CORP.-NEWPORT (CLOSED) environmental violation 2002 EPA $25,000
WILTEL COMMUNICATIONS LLC environmental violation 2006 EPA $24,500
Qwest Communications Corporation wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $18,000
U S West Communications labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $16,500
CENTURY MARKETING SOLUTIONS workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $16,449
QWEST CORP DBA CENTURYLINK QC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $15,120
U S West Communications labor relations violation 2001 NLRB $12,500
CENTURY LINK workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $12,500
Qwest Communications labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $11,200
U.S. WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC environmental violation 2000 EPA $10,167
CENTURYLINK workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $9,000
QWEST CORPORATION DBA CENTURY LINK QC environmental violation 2009 EPA $8,100
CENTURY LINK COMMUNICATIONS, LLC environmental violation 2016 EPA $7,879
U S WEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $7,500
LEVEL 3, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $5,880
CENTURY LINK workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,000
QWEST CORPORATION DBA CENTURY LINK QC environmental violation 2007 EPA $5,000
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