Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

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: 
$124,129,034
Number of records: 
53
Top 10 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
wage and hour violation$89,645,28819
employment discrimination$19,155,0003
False Claims Act and related$12,420,0002
consumer protection violation$2,118,1573
workplace safety or health violation$416,70918
Family and Medical Leave Act$275,0001
labor relations violation$40,0003
aviation safety violation$28,0002
environmental violation$25,0001
motor vehicle safety violation$5,8801
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.

Associated Names: 

BELK; COLDWATER CREEK; CORPORATE EXPRESS; CORPORATE EXPRESS US; Essendant Inc.; HOT TOPIC; JONES APPAREL GROUP; JONES GROUP; Office Superstore East LLC fka Staples; ORS NASCO; STAPLES; STAPLES / CONTRACT AND COMMERCIAL; STAPLES NORTHEAST DISTRIBUTION CENTER; TALBOTS; UNITED STATIONERS

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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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Staples wage and hour violation 2011 private lawsuit-federal $42,000,000
Staples wage and hour violation 2008 private lawsuit-state $38,000,000
Staples Contract & Commercial Inc. employment discrimination 2014 private lawsuit-state $16,200,000
Staples Contract and Commercial False Claims Act and related 2005 DOJ_CIVIL $7,400,000
Corporate Express Office Products False Claims Act and related 2006 DOJ_CIVIL $5,020,000
Staples wage and hour violation 2012 private lawsuit-state $5,000,000
Talbots wage and hour violation 2018 private lawsuit-state $2,950,000
Corporate Express employment discrimination 2002 private lawsuit-state $2,900,000
Staples consumer protection violation 2012 CA-MULTI $968,157
Staples, Inc. consumer protection violation 2003 FTC $850,000
Staples wage and hour violation 2010 private lawsuit-federal $790,000
Jones Apparel Group consumer protection violation 2002 FTC $300,000
Staples Contract and Commercial, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2015 WHD $275,000
Coldwater Creek wage and hour violation 2004 WHD $178,741
Office Superstore East LLC fka Staples wage and hour violation 2019 MA-AG $165,000
Coldwater Creek Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $135,989
Corporate Express US, Inc wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $113,047
The Jones Group, LLC wage and hour violation 2007 WHD $85,332
STAPLES THE OFFICE SUPERSTORE EAST INC wage and hour violation 2015 KY-DWS $76,699
ESSENDANT CO. workplace safety or health violation 2017 OSHA $70,000
Belk, Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $69,210
STAPLES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $66,300
Belk, Inc. employment discrimination 2011 EEOC $55,000
ESSENDANT CO. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $43,200
HOT TOPIC, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $38,803
STAPLES NORTHEAST DISTRIBUTION CENTER workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $29,000
Hot Topic Inc. environmental violation 2006 CA-AG $25,000
Hot Topic Inc. wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $23,850
STAPLES CONTRACT & COMMERCIAL, LLC workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $22,732
HOT TOPIC, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $22,392
ORS NASCO aviation safety violation 2015 FAA $20,000
Staples, Inc. labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $18,000
STAPLES CONTRACT & COMMERCIAL, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $17,800
STAPLES workplace safety or health violation 2000 OSHA $16,685
STAPLES workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $16,102
Coldwater Creek, Inc. labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $15,000
STAPLES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $15,000
STAPLES workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $14,500
Hot Topic, Inc. wage and hour violation 2010 WHD $13,200
Hot Topic, Inc. wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $11,880
STAPLES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2007 OSHA $11,250
Hot Topic wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $10,560
Hot Topic, Incorporated wage and hour violation 2008 WHD $10,560
STAPLES workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $8,075
STAPLES aviation safety violation 2014 FAA $8,000
COLDWATER CREEK workplace safety or health violation 2004 OSHA $7,650
Corporate Express labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $7,000
STAPLES, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $6,270
Hot Topic, Inc. wage and hour violation 2009 WHD $5,940
Corporate Express Inc. motor vehicle safety violation 2012 FMCSA $5,880
STAPLES/CONTRACT & COMMERCIAL workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $5,600
UNITED STATIONERS SUPPLY CO INC workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $5,350
Hot Topic Inc wage and hour violation 2005 WHD $5,280
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