Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Walmart
Penalty: 
$3,000,000
Year: 
2009
Date: 
September 24, 2009
Offense Group: 
employment-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
wage and hour violation
Violation Description: 

Wal-Mart Stores agreed to pay $3 million in settlement of allegations it failed to comply with the Massachusetts Meal Break Law, requiring workers to work through their meal breaks, take meal breaks after they had worked over six hours, or spend less than thirty minutes on their meal breaks.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
civil
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
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: 
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