Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Nielsen Holdings
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol NLSN)
Headquartered in: 
New York
Major Industry: 
business services
Specific Industry: 
media audience measurement
Penalty total since 2000: 
$3,352,228
Number of records: 
7
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$2,062,2284
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,290,0003
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$2,062,2284
discriminatory practices (non-employment)$1,290,0003
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
Nielsen wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $1,000,000
Nielsen wage and hour violation 2015 private lawsuit-federal $950,000
Arbitron Inc. discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2012 CA-AG $650,000
Arbitron discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2009 NY-AG $385,000
Arbitron discriminatory practices (non-employment) 2009 NJ-AG $255,000
Nielsen wage and hour violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $105,561
NIELSEN wage and hour violation 2015 IL-DOL $6,667
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