Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Ecolab
Current Parent Company: 
Ecolab
Penalty: 
$27,400,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
August 19, 2009
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Secondary Offense: 
overtime violation
Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
private litigation
Court: 
Superior Court of State of California, County of Ventura
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Case ID: 
CIV233936
Case Name: 
Jefferson P. Roe VS Ecolab Inc
Private Lawsuit Resolution Type: 
verdict
Facility State: 
California
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Minnesota
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
chemicals
Specific Industry of Parent: 
cleaning products
Source of Data: 

http://investor.ecolab.com/~/media/Files/E/Ecolab-IR/Annual%20Reports/20.... See also: 6-2 Mealey's Litig. Rep. Employ. L. 9 (2009).

Notes: 

The $27.4 million amount is given in Ecolab's 2007 annual report in connection with an arbitration award. The court opinion in an unsuccessful appeal by Ecolab put the amount at "$39,432,175 in overtime wages, $11,870,975 in preaward interest and per diem interest after the date of the award of $10,975." The cite for the latter is Roe v.Ecolab, 2009 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 6702.

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Parent company note: 
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