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Epic Systems Corporation

(Quality Assurance Employees)

Schultz, K. v. EPIC Systems Corporation

Attorneys: Dan Rottier, Jim Jansen, Jason Knutson, and Breanne Snapp

On December 2, 2016, we filed a class action complaint on behalf of salaried Quality Assurance employees (“QAs”) against EPIC Systems Corporation. These employees seek to recover unpaid overtime wages and related penalties under both the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and Wisconsin wage laws. Our firm previously represented a class of Epic QAs in their claim for unpaid overtime wages – read about it here.

If you are or were a QA who would like to participate in this lawsuit, you must return a consent form, which can be found here.

What Is This Lawsuit About?

This lawsuit is about whether EPIC violated wage laws by failing to pay overtime wages to its QAs. Federal and state wage and hour laws require payment of overtime wages to all employees, including salaried workers, unless their job duties make them exempt from overtime wages.

The lawsuit alleges that the job duties of QAs do not exempt them from overtime, resulting in unpaid overtime wages and penalty damages. Epic may claim that its QAs qualify for the computer employee exemption, but this exemption requires that the QA is similarly skilled to a computer programmer, software engineer, or computer systems analyst. To learn more about the computer employee exemption, click here to read the Department of Labor’s Fact Sheet.

Can I Bring a Claim for Unpaid Overtime?

If you worked as an EPIC QA at any time during the past three years, you can join this case by sending a consent form, found here, to the attorneys representing the Class. Until you return the consent form, the statute of limitations on your claim will continue to run. Thus the length of your claim for federal overtime wages will grow smaller until a consent form is filed with the Court.

Can My Employer Fire Me Or Retaliate Against Me?

The law prohibits anyone, including your employer, from discriminating or retaliating against you for taking part in this case or because you have exercised your rights under the FLSA.

Do I Have To Pay Anything?

You do not have to pay anything to our firm if you join the lawsuit. We are handling this case on a contingency basis. This means we will only be paid if the lawsuit is successful in obtaining relief through a settlement or a final judgment; our payment will come only out of that settlement or final judgment.

What Is A Class Action And Who Is Involved?

In a class action lawsuit, one or more people called “class representatives” bring claims on behalf of themselves and other people who have similar claims. Together, they are called a “class” or “class members.” The proposed class representative in this case is a former QA. If these matters are certified as Class Actions by the Court, the named plaintiff will represent the class and the law firms of Hawks Quindel, S.C. and Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. will serve as class counsel.

How Can I Learn More?

You may contact us at (414) 271-0900, write to us at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, 150 East Gilman Street, Suite 2000 Madison, WI, 53703, or email Breanne L. Snapp at bsnapp@habush.com. You also may check this site for periodic updates.

Click here to download the EPIC Consent form.

Click here to view the class action complaint.

Click here to read an article by Breanne Snapp on the misclassification of employees.