Metropolitan Life Insurance

In 2018, M&S and co-counsel Stacey Gray filed an action against MetLife on behalf of approximately 125 dental consultants who were misclassified as independent contractors. As a result, they allegedly did not receive overtime pay, had pay periods that exceeded the maximum required by the laws of the states in which they worked, and were denied benefits accorded to employees.  In January 2020, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York granted final approval of a $3,390,000 settlement on behalf of the class.  The gross average award is over $27,000, which tops other similar cases in recent years.