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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: H&R Block
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol HRB)
Headquartered in: Missouri
Major Industry: financial services
Specific Industry: tax preparation services
Penalty total since 2000$195,129,777
Number of records: 17
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$149,560,0007
employment-related offenses$44,544,7778
financial offenses$1,025,0002
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
discriminatory practices (non-employment)$125,000,0001
wage and hour violation$44,544,7778
consumer protection violation$24,545,0005
investor protection violation$1,025,0002
privacy violation$15,0001
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 .
H&R Block, Inc.discriminatory practices (non-employment)2011MA-AG$125,000,000
H&R Blockwage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-federal$35,000,000
H&R Blockconsumer protection violation2010NY-AG$12,150,000
H&R Blockwage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-state$7,500,000
H&R Blockconsumer protection violation2009CA-AG$4,850,000
H&R Blockconsumer protection violation2002NY-NYCDCWP$4,000,000
H&R Blockconsumer protection violation2003MULTI-AG$3,300,000
H&R Blockwage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$1,400,000
H&R Block Financial Advisors, Inc.investor protection violation2004FINRA$825,000
H & R Blockwage and hour violation2015WHD$257,577
H&R Blockconsumer protection violation2008NY-AG$245,000
H&R Blockwage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$221,400
H&R Block Financial Advisors, Inc.investor protection violation2010FINRA$200,000
H & R Blockwage and hour violation2014WHD$128,872
H&R Block Eastern Enterprises Incwage and hour violation2014WHD$24,928
H&R Block Financial Advisorsprivacy violation2001MO-AG$15,000
H & R Blockwage and hour violation2003CA-LCO$12,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.