Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Verizon Communications
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol VZ)
Headquartered in: 
New York
Major Industry: 
telecommunications
Specific Industry: 
telecommunications
Penalty total since 2000: 
$2,497,815,677
Number of records: 
172
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$1,165,517,9098
consumer-protection-related offenses$1,019,557,21647
employment-related offenses$185,024,71564
government-contracting-related offenses$123,295,4104
environment-related offenses$2,741,37623
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
telecommunications violation$927,517,55024
accounting fraud or deficiencies$750,200,0005
tax violations$415,317,9093
False Claims Act and related$123,295,4104
consumer protection violation$87,824,66620
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: 

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

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
Verizon Wireless telecommunications violation 2014 FCC $50,000
Bell Atlantic labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $45,692
MCI Inc. privacy violation 2005 MO-AG $40,000
Cellco Partnership Family and Medical Leave Act 2013 WHD $37,500
Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. employment discrimination 2009 EEOC $37,000
Verizon labor relations violation 2003 NLRB $30,000
VERIZON NEW YORK, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2019 OSHA $28,416
Verizon Communications, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2008 WHD $27,362
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $25,000
Cellco Partnership, d/b/a Verizon Wireless labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $23,500
Alltel labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $23,000
VERIZON environmental violation 2000 MA-ENV $22,500
Cello Partnership wage and hour violation 2003 WHD $20,687
Verizon Teleproducts labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $20,000
Verizon Select Services, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $20,000
Bell Atlantic-New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2002 NLRB $20,000
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $18,315
Verizon labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $17,920
BELL ATLANTIC COMPANIES environmental violation 2000 EPA $16,069
Bell Atlantic, Virginia labor relations violation 2000 NLRB $16,000
Yahoo! Inc wage and hour violation 2012 WHD $15,161
VERIZON PA INC. workplace safety or health violation 2003 OSHA $14,000
Verizon Virginia, LLC environmental violation 2017 VA-ENV $13,330
Verizon labor relations violation 2007 NLRB $12,000
VERIZON VIRGINIA LLC workplace safety or health violation 2020 OSHA $11,950
Verizon California, Inc. labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $11,588
Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless environmental violation 2006 EPA $11,034
VERIZON CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP INC environmental violation 2011 NJ-ENV $11,000
WESTERN WIRELESS CORP environmental violation 2000 EPA $10,734
VERIZON CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP INC environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $10,500
Verizon Pennsylvania, Inc. (Verizon Services Group) labor relations violation 2010 NLRB $10,200
MCI INTERNATIONAL, INC benefit plan administrator violation 2011 EBSA $10,001
Verizon Wireless Services, LLC consumer protection violation 2015 CT-BKG $10,000
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $10,000
Verizon Wireless labor relations violation 2011 NLRB $9,900
VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC environmental violation 2016 MA-ENV $9,000
Verizon, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $8,938
VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC environmental violation 2010 MA-ENV $8,700
Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2009 NLRB $8,347
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $8,000
Verizon Washington DC, Inc. environmental violation 2018 DC-ENV $8,000
Verizon New Jersey, Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $7,800
VERIZON WIRELESS environmental violation 2017 NJ-ENV $7,800
CELLCO PARTNERSHIP environmental violation 2001 EPA $7,589
Verizon New Jersey Inc. labor relations violation 2004 NLRB $7,256
Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $7,000
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2011 OSHA $7,000
VERIZON NEW YORK INC. workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $7,000
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
VERIZON CALIFORNIA INC. workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $7,000
Verizon Communications labor relations violation 2008 NLRB $6,782
VERIZON DIRECTORY workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $6,720
Verizon MD, Inc. environmental violation 2010 MD-ENV $6,300
ALLTEL COMMUNICATIONS workplace safety or health violation 2006 OSHA $6,250
Verizon Communications, Inc. labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $6,078
MCI workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $6,000
Verizon Communications, Inc. Family and Medical Leave Act 2006 WHD $5,897
Verizon labor relations violation 2006 NLRB $5,760
VERIZON NJ NEW BRUNSWICK CO #24220 environmental violation 2008 NJ-ENV $5,500
Cellco Partnership Family and Medical Leave Act 2011 WHD $5,450
VERIZON OF NEW JERSEY INC. workplace safety or health violation 2002 OSHA $5,300
VERIZON CORPORATE SERVICES GROUP INC environmental violation 2015 NJ-ENV $5,200
VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC workplace safety or health violation 2013 OSHA $5,100
Verizon labor relations violation 2005 NLRB $5,000
VERIZON INC workplace safety or health violation 2001 OSHA $5,000
VERIZON PENNSYLVANIA, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2008 OSHA $5,000
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2009 OSHA $5,000
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2010 OSHA $5,000
VERIZON NEW YORK INC. workplace safety or health violation 2014 OSHA $5,000
VERIZON NEW ENGLAND, INC. workplace safety or health violation 2016 OSHA $5,000
VERIZON workplace safety or health violation 2018 OSHA $5,000
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