Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Harbor Freight Tools
Ownership Structure: 
privately held
Headquartered in: 
California
Major Industry: 
retailing
Specific Industry: 
tool and equipment retailer
Penalty total since 2000: 
$2,467,680
Number of records: 
15
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$1,278,8504
safety-related offenses$1,094,63010
environment-related offenses$94,2001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
employment screening violation$1,040,0001
motor vehicle safety violation$1,000,0001
employment discrimination$225,0001
workplace safety or health violation$94,6309
environmental violation$94,2001
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.

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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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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Harbor Freight Tools USA Inc. employment screening violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $1,040,000
Harbor Freight Tools motor vehicle safety violation 2015 NHTSA $1,000,000
Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. employment discrimination 2004 EEOC $225,000
Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc. environmental violation 2013 CA-ARB $94,200
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $23,500
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $11,700
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS USA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2012 OSHA $10,400
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS WAREHOUSE workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $10,050
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS, STORE #405 workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $10,000
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS USA, INC workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $8,800
Harbor Freight Tools wage and hour violation 2015 MA-AG $7,500
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,000
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $6,750
HARBOR FREIGHT TOOLS workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $6,430
Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $6,350
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