Following on the heels of a 3.67 Million Dollar class action settlement approved by the Court, Lytle & Barszcz brought two other class action suits against Hartford Fire Insurance Company for unpaid overtime.
Lytle & Barszcz secured the previous 3.67 Million Dollar settlement on behalf of 47 plaintiffs following Hartford’s misclassification of their status as “exempt” from overtime pay. The case alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). The Plaintiffs worked in claims processing positions with a myriad of titles but most often referred to as “Analysts.” Members of the class obtained individual awards ranging from $6,698.96 to $245,658.47.
One of successor lawsuits was on behalf of Analysts who resided in New York at the time they worked for Hartford. The New York case, Andreas-Moses et al. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, alleged that the Plaintiffs worked as “Analysts” who processed disability claims and were misclassified as “exempt” from overtime pay. These Analysts processing disability claims were not paid overtime for work performed in excess of forty (40) hours in a workweek.
The successor lawsuit brought overtime claims specifically under New York Labor Law. Some states provide additional overtime protections for salaried employees. It is often hard for employees to determine what states have such protections and how they may apply to you.
“Experience is the best teacher,” says Mary Lytle, Managing Partner of Lytle & Barszcz, “and we are delighted to bring a wealth of experience from our prior cases against Hartford for unpaid overtime to our New York clients. Having already obtained substantial recoveries for our former clients, we are in the best position to vigorously represent our new clients who have also been misclassified and not paid overtime.”
Even if your employer paid you overtime after the fact, or had you sign a release or severance agreement, you may still be entitled to overtime and potentially double that amount. In addition, depending on what state you live in, you may have additional remedies available to you.
If you think you may have an overtime claim, contact Lytle & Barszcz today to learn more. Our consultations are free.
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