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Violation Tracker Current Parent Company Summary

Current Parent Company Name: Hearst
Ownership Structure: privately held
Headquartered in: New York
Major Industry: media
Specific Industry: media
Penalty total since 2000$29,271,995
Number of records: 10
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer-protection-related offenses$21,225,0003
financial offenses$8,000,0002
safety-related offenses$40,8004
employment-related offenses$6,1951
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
consumer protection violation$21,225,0003
investor protection violation$8,000,0002
workplace safety or health violation$35,8003
wage and hour violation$6,1951
aviation safety violation$5,0001
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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CompanyPrimary Offense TypeYearAgencyPenalty Amount sort icon
Hearst Corporationconsumer protection violation2001FTC$19,000,000
Hearst Corporationinvestor protection violation2001FTC$4,000,000
Hearst Corp.investor protection violation2001DOJ_ANTITRUST$4,000,000
Rodale, Inc.consumer protection violation2010FL-AG$1,300,000
Hearst Corporationconsumer protection violation2005MULTI-AG$925,000
HEARST MEDIA SERVICES CONNECTICUT, LLCworkplace safety or health violation2018OSHA$23,000
HEARST MEDIA GROUPworkplace safety or health violation2011OSHA$7,800
The Hearst Corporationwage and hour violation2006WHD$6,195
HEARST MAGAZINEaviation safety violation2015FAA$5,000
HEARST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.workplace safety or health violation2021OSHA$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.