Outten & Golden LLP filed a class action lawsuit against MetroPlus HealthPlan, Inc., a not-for-profit prepaid health services organization that competes with private for-profit and not-for-profit companies to enroll low-income New Yorkers in its health insurance products. The complaint alleges that MetroPlus violated federal and state overtime laws by failing to pay overtime for hours worked over forty in a week. The plaintiffs, are current and former Marketing Representatives who regularly worked long hours, often well into the night after a full day’s work, identifying, potential enrollees, and collecting and verifying documents from enrollees demonstrating their Medicaid eligibility. The case, “Drayton et al. v. MetroPlus Health Plan, Inc. et al. (No. 10-9686)," was brought in the district court for the Southern District of New York before District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff. On August 9, 2011, the Court endorsed the parties' settlement agreement which settled the case on behalf of 44 plaintiffs for $492,198.00.
We are now preparing to file a second lawsuit on behalf of marketing representatives who did not join the first case.
(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)