OfficeMax Managers Get Nod For $3.5M Settlement Of OT Suit

Law360, New York (November 23, 2015, 3:47 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge gave initial approval Saturday to a $3.5 million settlement in a collective action brought by current and former OfficeMax Inc. assistant managers who claim the retailer misclassified them as exempt from overtime pay.

U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny in Buffalo preliminarily approved the deal in a brief order, finding it was "within the range of possible settlement approval."

The agreement covers more than 330 assistant managers who have opted into the lawsuit. Each would receive varying amounts from the settlement, based on the number of weeks they worked during the relevant time period.

"The court...

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