Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$86,000,000
Year: 
2010
Date: 
May 12, 2010
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
other pay violation
Level of Government: 
federal
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Northern District of California
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
06-cv-05411; 06-cv-02069
Case Name: 
Ballard v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.; Smith v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
settlement
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Arkansas
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
retailing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
retail-discount stores
Source of Data: 

The dollar figure comes from a May 12, 2010 press release issued by Wal-Mart; online at http://corporate.walmart.com/_news_/news-archive/2010/05/12/corporate-st...

Link to PACER Case Docket (must be logged in): 
Link to Archived Court Document: 
Notes: 

Case focused on allegations that the company violated California law requiring compensation for vacation or personal leave at termation. The settlement, in which the company agreed to pay at least $43 million and up to $86 million, covered two 2006 lawsuits consolidated in the Northern District of California.

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Parent company note: 
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