Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Sherwin-Williams Co.
Current Parent Company: 
Sherwin-Williams
Penalty: 
$80,000,000
Year: 
2013
Date: 
February 21, 2013
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
benefit plan administrator violation
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Labor reached a settlement with the Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams Co. providing $80 million to current and past participants of its Employee Stock Purchase and Savings Plan. The agreement was the result of an investigation by the Employee Benefits Security Administration into whether Sherwin-Williams, seeking to take advantage of tax breaks, improperly managed the plan in violation of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Employee Benefits Security Administration
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Ohio
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
paints & coatings
Specific Industry of Parent: 
paints and coatings
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Parent company note: 
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