Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores
Penalty: 
$33,000,000
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
Fair Labor Standards Act
Violation Description: 

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to pay over $33 million in back wages to resolve issues that arose under the Fair Labor Standards Act concerning how the company computed overtime pay. The agreement covered 86,680 employees who worked for the company from Feb. 1, 2002 to Jan. 19, 2007.

Year: 
2007
Date: 
January 25, 2007
Agency: 
Labor Department Wage and Hour Division
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
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
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Parent company note: 
Parent-subsidiary relationship is current as of the most recent revision listed in the Update Log.