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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Best Buy
Ownership Structure: publicly traded (ticker symbol BBY)
Headquartered in: Minnesota
Major Industry: retailing
Specific Industry: retail-consumer electronics
Penalty total since 2000$22,310,192
Number of records: 40
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
employment-related offenses$16,982,69210
safety-related offenses$4,044,28826
consumer-protection-related offenses$883,5702
environment-related offenses$399,6422
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
employment discrimination$10,199,9991
wage and hour violation$6,674,4105
product safety violation$3,800,0001
consumer protection violation$633,5701
environmental violation$399,6422
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
Best Buyemployment discrimination2011private lawsuit-federal$10,199,999
Best Buywage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$5,000,000
Best Buy Co., Inc.,product safety violation2016CPSC$3,800,000
Best Buywage and hour violation2010private lawsuit-federal$902,410
Best Buywage and hour violation2016private lawsuit-federal$674,500
Best Buy Stores, L.Pconsumer protection violation2021CA-MULTI$633,570
Best Buy Stores, L.P. and Household Insurance Group, violation2003MN-FIN$250,000
Best Buy Co.environmental violation2022EPA$199,821
Best Buy Stores L.P.environmental violation2022EPA$199,821
Best Buywage and hour violation2013private lawsuit-federal$90,000
PARTSEARCH TECHNOLOGIES INC.benefit plan administrator violation2008EBSA$50,001
BEST BUY CO., INC.workplace safety or health violation2011OSHA$32,000
Best Buy Co., Inc.labor relations violation2009NLRB$30,000
Best Buy Stores, L.P.Family and Medical Leave Act2014WHD$19,734
BEST BUY CO, INC.workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$18,300
BEST BUYworkplace safety or health violation2013OSHA$14,000
BEST BUY DISTRIBUTION CENTERworkplace safety or health violation2020OSHA$13,653
BEST BUY CO, INCworkplace safety or health violation2010OSHA$13,440
BEST BUYworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$12,471
BEST BUY CO., INC.workplace safety or health violation2020OSHA$11,950
BEST BUYworkplace safety or health violation2016OSHA$11,385
BEST BUY STORES L.P.workplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$10,000
BEST BUY STORES LPworkplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$9,753
BEST BUY STORE 1517workplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$9,239
Best Buy Co., Inc.Family and Medical Leave Act2011WHD$8,548
BEST BUY STORES LPworkplace safety or health violation2010OSHA$8,000
BEST BUY STORES L Pworkplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$7,578
Best Buywage and hour violation2004WHD$7,500
BEST BUY STORES INCworkplace safety or health violation2019OSHA$7,104
BEST BUYworkplace safety or health violation2009OSHA$7,000
BEST BUY INC STORE # 468workplace safety or health violation2011OSHA$7,000
BEST BUY CO., INC.workplace safety or health violation2001OSHA$6,650
BEST BUYworkplace safety or health violation2008OSHA$6,475
BEST BUY STORES, L.P, STORE #493workplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$6,415
BEST BUY INCworkplace safety or health violation2005OSHA$5,750
MN BEST BUY CO., INC. 900131workplace safety or health violation2013OSHA$5,625
Best Buy Stores L.P.motor vehicle safety violation2013FMCSA$5,500
BEST BUY, INC.workplace safety or health violation2008OSHA$5,000
BEST BUY STORES L Pworkplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$5,000
BEST BUY CO., INC. DBA MN BEST BUY CO., INC.workplace safety or health violation2017OSHA$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.