Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Starbucks
Current Parent Company: 
Starbucks
Penalty: 
$18,000,000
Year: 
2002
Date: 
April 19, 2002
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
misclassification
Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Northern District of California; Central District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
01-cv-2922; 01-cv-6446
Case Name: 
Carr et al v. Starbucks Corporation; Olivia Shields, et al v. Starbucks Corp, et al
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Washington
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
restaurants and foodservice
Specific Industry of Parent: 
restaurants
Link to PACER Case Docket (must be logged in): 
Notes: 

On April 19, 2002 Starbucks issued a press release saying it had agreed to pay $18 million to settle two lawsuits challenging the status of Starbucks California store managers and assistant store managers as exempt employees under California wage and hour laws.

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Parent company note: 
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