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MetLife building The class includes hundreds of long-term disability claims specialists whose jobs were reclassified in 2013 after which they were deemed “exempt” and denied overtime pay. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A federal judge in New York has conditionally certified a nationwide class action against MetLife over allegations it withheld more than $50 million in earned overtime pay from certain claims specialists since 2013.

Related: MetLife wins epic battle with federal regulators

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