After three years and a long battle with one of the largest and oldest companies in America, Lytle & Barszcz secured a $3.67 Million Dollar settlement of unpaid overtime and damages from Hartford Fire Insurance Co. in the matter of Monserrate et al. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company.

In Monserrate, the Plaintiffs, a class of Analysts who were paid by salary and processed disability claims for Hartford alleged that they had a right to overtime pay even though Hartford classified them as exempt and did not pay them overtime for weeks where they worked more than forty (40) hours.

The individual awards in the case ranged from $6,698.96 to $245,658.47.

Lytle & Barszcz now has two other lawsuits against Hartford for the same failure to pay overtime to Analysts. One of the new cases, Allen et al. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, has been filed in Florida, but it includes plaintiffs from different states, including Georgia, Connecticut, New York, and Minnesota. Please read more about this case in our other News. The other lawsuit, Andreas-Moses et al. v. Hartford Fire Insurance Company, alleges that the Plaintiffs, who worked as “Analysts” in the state of New York and who processed disability claims, were misclassified as “exempt” from overtime pay and were not paid overtime for work performed in excess of forty (40) hours in a workweek.

 

Over $1.2 Billion has been paid in back wages by employers since 2003, with an increase in lawsuits for unpaid overtime increasing 179% since 2004. In the 12-month period ending March 2011, 7,008 lawsuits were filed under the FLSA. That represents one lawsuit for every 15 employers with 100 or more employees.

Lytle & Barszcz is proud of its expertise in the area of unpaid overtime. However, it is the faith that our clients place in us to tirelessly represent them, that is the greatest vote of confidence.

There is still time to act if you are a current or former Hartford employee who has worked more than forty (40) hours in any given workweek for which you have not been paid overtime. Please contact us to see if we can help you. If you are currently or have been salaried with an employer other than Hartford and feel you may be entitled to overtime pay, you are also welcome to call our firm.

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.

Please contact us to see if you are owed overtime at (407)622-6544, or 1-855-LYTLELAW or by email at lb@lblaw.attorney.

For more information, see:

http://www.law360.com/articles/115025/hartford-insurance-hit-with-wage-and-hour-action
http://flarecord.com/stories/511010521-hartford-fire-insurance-co-allegedly-failed-to-pay-employees-overtime-wages