February 9, 2018 / 11:03 PM / a year ago

For want of a comma, Maine dairy pays $5 mln to settle OT claims

A dairy company has agreed to pay $5 million to settle overtime claims by a group of truck drivers, following a ruling by a federal appeals court last year that the lack of a comma in Maine’s wage-and-hour law entitled them to overtime pay.

Oakhurst Dairy and lawyers for a proposed class of 127 drivers filed a proposed settlement in federal court in Portland, Maine on Thursday that would end a 2014 lawsuit accusing the company of misclassifying the drivers as exempt from overtime pay. Oakurst is represented by Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart.

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