Cerner faces another overtime lawsuit

Another class-action lawsuit alleges Cerner failed to pay employees overtime wages, bringing the total lawsuits against the health IT company regarding overtime pay to four, reports KCUR.

The latest lawsuit alleges help desk workers who offer technical support were expected to work at least 48 hours a week, but they did not receive overtime pay, according to the report.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.

Cerner told Becker's the company does not comment on pending litigation, but the company has previously said the workers filing the lawsuits, who are "computer professionals" or "administrative employees," are exempt from overtime requirements per the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, according to the KCUR report.

The company has previously faced two class-action lawsuits related to overtime pay, one in 2007 and one filed in April. 

Additionally, a lawsuit alleging Cerner pays nonexempt employees who work overtime a pay period late is currently pending in federal court in Kansas City, according to the report.

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