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Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: Big Lots Stores
Current Parent CompanyBig Lots
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Penalty: $4,000,000
Year: 2010
Date: June 29, 2010
Offense Group: employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: wage and hour violation
Violation Description: misclassification
Level of Government: federal
Action Type: private litigation
Court: Eastern District of Louisiana
Civil or Criminal Case: civil
Case ID: 09-cv-5012 and others
Case Name: Goodson v. Big Lots Stores Inc and related cases
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: settlement
HQ Country of Current Parent: USA
HQ State of Current Parent: Ohio
Ownership Structure of Current Parent: publicly traded
Major Industry of Current Parent: retailing
Specific Industry of Current Parent: retail-closeout
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Notes: A collective action case initially filed in 2004 on behalf of assistant store managers had a complicated court history. After more than 170 related individual actions were later filed, the company decided to settle all the cases for a total of $4 million. The settlement agreement was sealed by the court at the request of the parties, but the company disclosed the settlement amount in an SEC filing.
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Current parent company note: Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.