Some Epic workers will continue to fight for overtime pay as individuals

MADISON (WKOW) — Quality assurance workers and tech writers at Epic Systems might be continuing their overtime battle with the medical software giant, based in Verona, not as a group but as individuals. 

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision sided with Epic in a lawsuit in which the company told this group of workers they could not bring their overtime claims to court as a group. 

The ongoing cases involve up to 1,500 workers and are based on unpaid overtime claims the salaried employees have dating back to 2012. 

Epic had earlier settled a similar overtime case with workers back in 2014 which cost the company $ 5.4 million. 

Many who filed the latest overtime claim still work for Epic, but several hundred have likely moved on, says Breanne Snapp, attorney for Habush, Habush & Rottier, which is representing the workers. 

"Instead of the cases being resolved efficiently in one class action trial, we may have a thousand arbitrations instead", said Snapp. 

"Workers have begun filing unpaid overtime claims individually, some going back to 2015, but none have yet been paid", said Snapp. 

Epic is paying for the arbitration and most of the filing fees. 

As of Thursday afternoon, there has been no response from Epic Systems.

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