Staples, Mass. Product Specialists Settle FLSA Action

Law360, New York (August 21, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT) -- A group of Staples Inc. senior product solution specialists has reached an agreement with the office supply giant to settle a collective action alleging that Staples violated state and federal wage laws in denying proper overtime compensation.

The parties filed a joint motion Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts seeking preliminary approval of the agreement.

Under the terms of the settlement, reached on June 26, Staples will pay $790,000 in damages and fees to a class of current and former employees...
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