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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: IBM Corp.
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol IBM)
Headquartered in: New York
Major Industry: information technology
Specific Industry: information technology
Penalty total since 2000$445,789,717
Number of records: 23
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$396,913,12513
government-contracting-related offenses$17,772,0383
environment-related offenses$13,794,3143
competition-related offenses$10,300,0002
financial offenses$7,000,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
benefit plan administrator violation$319,043,0013
wage and hour violation$77,373,7246
False Claims Act and related$17,772,0383
environmental violation$13,794,3143
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$10,300,0002
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.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.

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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon .
IBM Personal Pension Planbenefit plan administrator violation2005private lawsuit-federal$314,283,000
International Business Machines Corp.wage and hour violation2007private lawsuit-federal$65,000,000
International Business Machines CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2019USAO$14,800,000
IBM Corp.environmental violation2015private lawsuit-state$13,750,000
International Business Machines Corp.Foreign Corrupt Practices Act2011SEC$10,000,000
International Business Machines Corp.wage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$7,500,000
International Business Machinesaccounting fraud or deficiencies2007SEC$7,000,000
International Business Machines Corporationbenefit plan administrator violation2021private lawsuit-federal$4,750,000
IBM Corp.wage and hour violation2023private lawsuit-federal$4,750,000
IBMFalse Claims Act and related2007DOJ_CIVIL$2,972,038
International Business Machines CorporationFalse Claims Act and related2019MD-AG(*)Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting. $2,800,000
IBM US Public Serviceemployment discrimination2021OFCCP$350,000
International Business Machines CorporationForeign Corrupt Practices Act2000SEC$300,000
International Business Machines (IBM) Corp.wage and hour violation2005WHD$93,287
International Business Machines Corporationemployment discrimination2020private lawsuit-federal$80,000
International Business Machines Corporationemployment discrimination2013DOJ_RIGHTS$44,400
IBM Corporationenvironmental violation2012CT-ENV$36,814
International Business Machines (IBM)labor relations violation2001NLRB$22,000
IBM India Private Limitedwage and hour violation2014WHD$18,960
International Business Machines Corp.wage and hour violation2005WHD$11,477
INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINESworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$10,240
Sterling Commerce, Inc.benefit plan administrator violation2003EBSA$10,001
IBM CORPenvironmental violation2001EPA$7,500
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.