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Staples Pays $38M To Settle FLSA Suit

Law360 (November 5, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Staples Inc. said Monday that it would pay $38 million to settle a wage-and-hour class action lawsuit alleging it misclassified its California-based assistant store managers as exempt from overtime pay.

The settlement, which also includes interest and attorneys' fees, must still win the approval of a judge in the Superior Court for the State of California in the County of Orange. The case was scheduled to go to trial this week.

Plaintiffs attorney Matthew Righetti of Righetti Law Firm P.C. said Monday that he was not...
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