Staples has reportedly agreed to pay $42 million to settle claims by former and current assistant store managers that it misclassified them and failed to pay them overtime. Staples currently faces 13 wage and hour suits, pending in various federal and state courts across the country. Recently, a New Jersey jury found Staples liable to its assistant managers resulting in a $4.9 million judgment against the company. The global settlement, which still requires court approval, would resolve claims of assistant stores managers who work in any state in which Staples does business, except California (Staples settled claims for California workers for $38 million in 2007).