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HealthFirst Marketing Representatives Overtime Litigation


Outten & Golden LLP filed a class action lawsuit against HealthFirst, Inc., an HMO that provides Medicaid and other free health insurance programs to low-income New Yorkers, alleging that the company violated federal and state overtime laws by failing to pay overtime for hours worked over forty in a week. The plaintiffs, whom HealthFirst claims are exempt outside salespeople, are current and former Marketing Representatives who regularly worked well over forty hours per week identifying Medicaid-eligible individuals at various locations throughout New York City and Long Island and helping them sign-up for free health insurance programs. The case is called “Willix et al. v. HealthFirst, Inc. et al.” (No. 07-1143), and is currently pending in the district court for the Eastern District of New York before District Court Judge Eric N. Vitaliano and Magistrate Judge Ramon E. Reyes, Jr.

Please contact Justin M. Swartz or Rachel Bien for more information.

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