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Staples Settles FMLA Violation Claims With Labor Dept.

Law360, New York (June 4, 2015, 9:44 PM EDT) -- Staples Inc. has agreed to pay $275,000 to settle a case where the U.S. Department of Labor accused it of violating the Family Medical Leave Act rights of an employee who was caring for his ailing wife.

While not officially acknowledging that it violated the FMLA rights of the employee, Jeffrey Angstadt, Staples agreed to pay him the money and to actively promote how the law works amongst its human resources department, supervisors and employees, according to the consent decree, which a South Carolina federal judge...
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