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C’MON! IT’S ONLY A COMMA!!!???

A MISSING COMMA COST ONE COMPANY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS!

Oakhurst Dairy had to pay its delivery drivers five million dollars to settle a wage and hour dispute about overtime pay all because of a missing comma! O’Connor v. Oakhurst Dairy, 851 F.3d 69 (1st Cir. 2017).

What does punctuation have to do with an employment dispute?

“For want of a comma, we have this case.” That is how the court started its opinion concerning a dispute between a Maine dairy company and the dairy delivery drivers. The case involved the scope of an exemption

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