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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: McDonald's
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol NYSE: MCD)
Headquartered in: Illinois
Major Industry: restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry: restaurants
Penalty total since 2000$45,669,649
Number of records: 67
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$36,918,41441
consumer-protection-related offenses$8,500,0001
safety-related offenses$169,20519
environment-related offenses$82,0306
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$36,406,91437
consumer protection violation$8,500,0001
employment discrimination$511,5004
workplace safety or health violation$169,20519
environmental violation$82,0306
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 .
MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF CALIFORNIA INCwage and hour violation2020private lawsuit-state$26,000,000
McDonald'sconsumer protection violation2005private lawsuit-state$8,500,000
McDonald'swage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-federal$3,750,000
McDonald'swage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$2,422,850
McDonald's Restaurants of California, Inc.wage and hour violation2022private lawsuit-federal$2,000,000
McDonald'swage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$1,500,000
McDonald's USA LLCemployment discrimination2015DOJ_RIGHTS$355,000
Mcdonaldswage and hour violation2018MI-LEO$111,217
McDonald's Corporationemployment discrimination2016EEOC$56,500
McDonald'swage and hour violation2021WA-DLI$55,200
McDonald'swage and hour violation2021WA-DLI$55,200
McDonald's USA, LLCemployment discrimination2010EEOC$50,000
McDonald's Restaurants of California, Inc.employment discrimination2013EEOC$50,000
McDonald's #4511wage and hour violation2021WA-DLI$49,600
McDonald's #4511wage and hour violation2021WA-DLI$49,600
McDonalds of Moses Lake IIwage and hour violation2022WA-DLI$46,900
McDonald's Corp.environmental violation2015CA-SFCA$40,000
McDonald's Restaurantwage and hour violation2023WA-DLI$34,300
McDonald's Restaurantwage and hour violation2023WA-DLI$34,300
MCDONALDS RESTAURANTwage and hour violation2004MN-DLI$20,750
MCDONALD'Sworkplace safety or health violation2003OSHA$20,100
Mcdonald'swage and hour violation2022MA-AG$20,000
McDonald'swage and hour violation2018MN-MLSED$20,000
McDonaldswage and hour violation2022WA-DLI$19,800
McDonalds #11708 Battle Groundwage and hour violation2022WA-DLI$17,950
McDonalds #11708 Battle Groundwage and hour violation2022WA-DLI$17,950
MCDONALD'S CLP CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2014OSHA$16,830
McDonald's - Kent - 212thwage and hour violation2021WA-DLI$16,300
McDonald's Corporationwage and hour violation2021IL-DOL$15,500
McDonalds Auburn Southwage and hour violation2021WA-DLI$15,500
McDonald's-Clearwaterwage and hour violation2023WA-DLI$14,500
McDonald's-Clearwaterwage and hour violation2023WA-DLI$14,500
McDonaldswage and hour violation2001CA-LCO$14,000
MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF OHIO, INC.workplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$12,500
McDonalds Restaurantenvironmental violation2009TN-ENV$11,998
MCDONALDS RESTAURANTwage and hour violation2003MN-DLI$11,000
MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF INDIANA INCenvironmental violation2003IN-ENV$10,460
MCDONALD'S CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2014OSHA$10,000
MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF NEW YORK, INC.workplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$10,000
Mcdonaldswage and hour violation2012MI-LEO$9,958
MCDONALD'Sworkplace safety or health violation2022OSHA$9,510
McDonaldswage and hour violation2022WA-DLI$9,200
McDonald's #31234wage and hour violation2022WA-DLI$8,550
McDonald's #31234wage and hour violation2022WA-DLI$8,550
McDonald's #31234wage and hour violation2022WA-DLI$8,550
MCDONALD'Sworkplace safety or health violation2002OSHA$8,250
MCDONALD'S ASworkplace safety or health violation2013OSHA$8,250
MCDONALD'S STORE #20442workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$8,058
MCDONALDS RESTAURANT INC.workplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$8,000
MCDONALDSworkplace safety or health violation2007OSHA$8,000
McDonald's Corporationenvironmental violation2013TX-ENV$7,560
MCDONALD'Sworkplace safety or health violation2002OSHA$7,000
MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTworkplace safety or health violation2012OSHA$6,800
MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF COLORADO, INC.workplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$6,800
MCDONALD'S RESTAURANTS OF OHIO, INC.workplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$6,652
MCDONALD'S USA, LLCenvironmental violation2011EPA$6,373
MCDONALDS CORPwage and hour violation2020IL-DOL$6,211
McDonald's Restaurants #6588wage and hour violation2021WA-DLI$6,150
McDonald's Restaurants #6588wage and hour violation2021WA-DLI$6,150
MCDONALD'S #4374workplace safety or health violation2005OSHA$5,950
Mcdonaldswage and hour violation2022MI-LEO$5,920
MCDONALDS #1228workplace safety or health violation2003OSHA$5,680
McDonaldswage and hour violation2018WA-DLI$5,650
McDonald's Corp.environmental violation2016VT-NRB$5,639
MCDONALD'S SPANAWAY HIDDEN VILworkplace safety or health violation2012OSHA$5,600
MCDONALD'Sworkplace safety or health violation2007OSHA$5,225
McDonald's Corporation dbawage and hour violation2007WHD$5,108
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.