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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Starbucks
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol SBUX)
Headquartered in: Washington
Major Industry: restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry: restaurants
Penalty total since 2000$52,207,315
Number of records: 33
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$47,922,34313
safety-related offenses$3,913,97216
consumer-protection-related offenses$225,0001
environment-related offenses$146,0003
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$46,270,8437
product safety violation$3,750,0001
Fair Credit Reporting Act violation$1,305,0001
consumer protection violation$225,0001
labor relations violation$191,5003
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
Starbuckswage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$23,500,000
Starbuckswage and hour violation2002private lawsuit-federal$18,000,000
Teavanaproduct safety violation2016CPSC$3,750,000
Starbuckswage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$3,000,000
Starbuckswage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$1,564,000
Starbucks CorporationFair Credit Reporting Act violation2020private lawsuit-federal$1,305,000
Starbucksconsumer protection violation2009CA-MULTI$225,000
Starbuckswage and hour violation2019NY-AG$176,000
Starbucks Coffeelabor relations violation2005NLRB$165,000
Starbucks Corporationenvironmental violation2020EPA$100,000
Starbucksemployment discrimination2010EEOC$80,000
Starbucks Coffee Co.employment discrimination2011EEOC$75,000
Starbucks Manufacturing Companyenvironmental violation2020NV-ENV$36,000
STARBUCKS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$31,884
The New French Bakerywage and hour violation2010WHD$24,966
Starbuckslabor relations violation2023NY-NYCDCWP$21,000
STARBUCKS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$18,531
STARBUCKS CORPworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$12,000
STARBUCKS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2022OSHA$11,162
THE NEW FRENCH BAKERY LLCworkplace safety or health violation2020OSHA$10,710
STARBUCKS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$10,420
STARBUCKS COFFEE COenvironmental violation2002PA-ENV$10,000
STARBUCKS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$9,600
STARBUCKSworkplace safety or health violation2023OSHA$9,450
STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2022OSHA$8,820
STARBUCKSworkplace safety or health violation2012OSHA$8,605
STARBUCKS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2000OSHA$7,650
STARBUCKS CORPORATIONworkplace safety or health violation2022OSHA$7,000
STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2009OSHA$6,640
STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANYworkplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$6,500
Starbucks Corporationwage and hour violation2014CA-LCO$5,877
Starbucks Coffee Companylabor relations violation2011NLRB$5,500
STARBUCKS COFFEE COworkplace safety or health violation2010OSHA$5,000
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.