Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Digital First Media
Ownership Structure: 
privately held
Headquartered in: 
Colorado
Major Industry: 
media
Specific Industry: 
newspapers
Penalty total since 2000: 
$22,129,797
Number of records: 
11
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$22,103,5017
safety-related offenses$26,2964
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$22,093,5516
workplace safety or health violation$26,2964
labor relations violation$9,9501
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: 

21ST CENTURY MEDIA; FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS; FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS DBA ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER; JOURNAL REGISTER; JOURNAL REGISTER EAST; MEDIA NEWS GROUP; NEW ENGLAND NEWSPAPERS DBA BERKSHIRE EAGLE; NORTHEAST PUBLISHING; ST PAUL PIONEER PRESS

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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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Freedom Communications dba Orange County Register wage and hour violation 2009 private lawsuit-state $22,000,000
Journal Register East, Inc. wage and hour violation 2003 WHD $44,750
Journal Register Company East, Inc. wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $18,053
Media News Group, Inc. wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $15,761
NORTHEAST PUBLISHING CO. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $10,200
St. Paul Pioneer Press labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $9,950
Journal Register Company wage and hour violation 2011 WHD $8,435
Media News Group, Inc wage and hour violation 2006 WHD $6,552
FREEDOM COMMUNICATIONS, INC workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $5,700
NEW ENGLAND NEWSPAPERS INC DBA THE BERKSHIRE EAGLE workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $5,356
21ST CENTURY MEDIA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,040
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