Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol MSFT)
Headquartered in: 
Major Industry: 
information technology
Specific Industry: 
Penalty total since 2000: 
Number of records: 
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
competition-related offenses$196,283,9595
employment-related offenses$105,855,8413
consumer-protection-related offenses$33,100,0003
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
price-fixing or anti-competitive practices$170,967,0143
wage and hour violation$102,855,8412
Foreign Corrupt Practices Act$25,316,9452
consumer protection violation$20,100,0002
privacy violation$13,000,0001

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: 

LinkedIn Corporation; MICROSOFT; Microsoft Hungary


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.

Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Microsoft price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2009 MS-AG $100,000,000
Microsoft wage and hour violation 2000 private lawsuit-federal $97,000,000
Microsoft price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2012 CA-MULTI $70,000,000
Microsoft consumer protection violation 2003 WV-AG $20,000,000
Microsoft Corporation Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2019 SEC $16,565,150
LinkedIn Corporation privacy violation 2016 private lawsuit-federal $13,000,000
Microsoft Hungary Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 2019 USAO $8,751,795
LinkedIn Corp. wage and hour violation 2014 WHD $5,855,841
Microsoft Corporation employment discrimination 2020 OFCCP $3,000,000
Microsoft price-fixing or anti-competitive practices 2003 MA-AG $967,014
Microsoft Corp. consumer protection violation 2002 CA-OCDA $100,000
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