NEW YORK — Two former long-term disability (LTD) claims specialists for insurance giant MetLife recently filed an amended unpaid overtime lawsuit against the company over allegations that the defendant failed to pay the pair and possibly hundreds more for all their overtime hours. The amended complaint essentially consolidates the individual claims brought by each plaintiff into one class action overtime pay lawsuit to help streamline the process and ensure all current and former insurance agents for the company receive their due wages and hold the defendant responsible for wage theft.
One plaintiff from Connecticut filed her lawsuit in federal District Court in February 2017 alleging that MetLife violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Her claim sought to recover unpaid wages on behalf of herself and any other similarly situated plaintiffs in the state of Connecticut.
The second named plaintiff filed her claim in New York, on behalf of herself and other workers in the state, under New York labor and wage laws. That plaintiff filed her lawsuit in February of 2017, as well. Both claims allege that LTD claims specialists routinely worked anywhere from 45 to 60 hours per week, oftentimes staying late at the office or working from home during the weekend, but were never paid overtime wages.
Consolidated FLSA Claim Seeks Back Pay, Interest, and Other Compensation for Wage Theft
The consolidated claim seeks to represent potential claimants working for MetLife across the country, including Connecticut, New York, and Illinois, where the defendant maintains offices. The FLSA unpaid overtime class action lawsuit claims that MetLife intentionally misclassified LTD specialists as overtime exempt to pay the workers a flat salary and reduce labor costs.
The lawsuit asks for back overtime pay with interest, liquidated damages equal to unpaid wages, court costs, attorneys fees, and any other relief the court may see fit to impose. Furthermore, the two named plaintiffs may be entitled to additional compensation under the FLSA for taking the initiative to file the claim on behalf of the entire class of workers.
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