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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Sycamore Partners Management
Ownership Structure: privately held
Headquartered in: New York
Major Industry: private equity (including portfolio companies)
Specific Industry: private equity (including portfolio companies)
Penalty total since 2000$123,492,849
Number of records: 71
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$102,551,04724
government-contracting-related offenses$12,420,0002
consumer-protection-related offenses$7,768,1574
safety-related offenses$532,77733
environment-related offenses$220,8688
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$99,296,04719
False Claims Act and related$12,420,0002
consumer protection violation$7,768,1574
employment discrimination$2,955,0002
workplace safety or health violation$498,89730
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 .
Stapleswage and hour violation2011private lawsuit-federal$42,000,000
Stapleswage and hour violation2008private lawsuit-state$38,000,000
Staples Contract and CommercialFalse Claims Act and related2005DOJ_CIVIL$7,400,000
AnnTaylor Storeswage and hour violation2006private lawsuit-state$6,500,000
Corporate Express Office ProductsFalse Claims Act and related2006DOJ_CIVIL$5,020,000
Stapleswage and hour violation2012private lawsuit-state$5,000,000
Staples, Inc.consumer protection violation2017private lawsuit-federal$3,950,000
Ann Taylorwage and hour violation2017private lawsuit-state$3,500,000
Talbotswage and hour violation2018private lawsuit-state$2,950,000
Corporate Expressemployment discrimination2002private lawsuit-state$2,900,000
Staples, Inc.consumer protection violation2017private lawsuit-federal$2,000,000
Staplesconsumer protection violation2012CA-MULTI$968,157
Staples, Inc.consumer protection violation2003FTC$850,000
Stapleswage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$790,000
Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc.Family and Medical Leave Act2015WHD$275,000
Office Superstore East LLC fka Stapleswage and hour violation2019MA-AG$165,000
Corporate Express US, Incwage and hour violation2007WHD$113,047
Staples Inc.environmental violation2016CA-DPR$89,552
STAPLES THE OFFICE SUPERSTORE EAST INCwage and hour violation2015KY-DWS$76,699
ESSENDANT CO.workplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$70,000
Belk, Inc.wage and hour violation2008WHD$69,210
Belk, Inc.employment discrimination2011EEOC$55,000
Lane Bryant, Inc.wage and hour violation2022MA-AG$50,821
Staples Incorporatedenvironmental violation2015CA-ARB$47,000
STAPLES, INCworkplace safety or health violation2023OSHA$46,500
HOT TOPIC, INC.workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$38,803
BELK, INC.workplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$31,941
STAPLES CONTRACT & COMMERCIAL LLCworkplace safety or health violation2022OSHA$31,080
STAPLES NORTHEAST DISTRIBUTION CENTERworkplace safety or health violation2007OSHA$29,000
Hot Topic Inc.environmental violation2006CA-AG$25,000
Lane Bryant Inc.environmental violation2006CA-AG$25,000
Hot Topic Inc.wage and hour violation2005WHD$23,850
HOT TOPIC, INC.workplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$22,392
ORS NASCOaviation safety violation2015FAA$20,000
STAPLES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2023OSHA$19,590
Staples, Inc.labor relations violation2005NLRB$18,000
STAPLES CONTRACT & COMMERCIAL, INC.workplace safety or health violation2015OSHA$17,800
STAPLESworkplace safety or health violation2000OSHA$16,685
STAPLESworkplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$16,102
Staples, Inc.environmental violation2022CA-SCAQMD$15,000
STAPLES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2011OSHA$15,000
STAPLESworkplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$14,500
STAPLES THE OFFICE SUPERSTORE, LLC DBA STAPLESworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$13,653
Hot Topic, Inc.wage and hour violation2010WHD$13,200
Hot Topic, Inc.wage and hour violation2008WHD$11,880
STAPLES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2007OSHA$11,250
Hot Topicwage and hour violation2009WHD$10,560
Hot Topic, Incorporatedwage and hour violation2008WHD$10,560
STAPLES THE OFFICE SUPERSTORE, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$10,163
STAPLES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$10,000
STAPLES PRINT SOLUTIONS WAREHOUSEworkplace safety or health violation2013OSHA$9,000
STAPLESworkplace safety or health violation2006OSHA$8,075
STAPLESaviation safety violation2014FAA$8,000
ESSENDANT CO.workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$7,853
STE MICHELLE WINE ESTATES LTDworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$7,700
Staplesenvironmental violation2013CA-SCAQMD$7,500
Corporate Expresslabor relations violation2000NLRB$7,000
STE MICHELLE WINE ESTATES LTDworkplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$6,600
STE MICHELLE WINE ESTATES LTDworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$6,300
STAPLES, INC.workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$6,270
Essendant Co.environmental violation2020CA-DPR$6,216
Hot Topic, Inc.wage and hour violation2009WHD$5,940
Corporate Express Inc.motor vehicle safety violation2012FMCSA$5,880
ESSENDANT CO.workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$5,700
Hot Topic, Inc.environmental violation2016CA-ARB$5,600
STAPLES/CONTRACT & COMMERCIALworkplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$5,600
HOT TOPIC INCORPORATEDworkplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$5,600
UNITED STATIONERS SUPPLY CO INCworkplace safety or health violation2003OSHA$5,350
Hot Topic Incwage and hour violation2005WHD$5,280
STAPLES CONTRACT & COMMERCIAL, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$5,200
ANN TAYLORworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$5,190
(*): Penalty amounts marked by an asterisk are ones announced by more than one agency. Parent penalty totals are adjusted to avoid double-counting.