Epic, plaintiffs allegedly reach settlement in overtime pay suit, but judge requests more information

According to the Madison State Journal, a settlement has "apparently been reached" in a pending class-action lawsuit against Epic regarding overtime pay. However, a judge has requested more information before formally closing the case.

The lawsuit was filed in February 2015 on behalf of technical writers who were not working at Epic as of April 2014. According to the lawsuit, the writers allege Epic classified them as being exempt from overtime wages, so they were paid a fixed salary regardless of how many hours they worked.

Earlier this week, lawyers for a number of former Epic technical writers and lawyers for Epic jointly filed a stipulation seeking to close the suit.

However, U.S. District Judge William Conley said that before he can close the case, he needs more information. "The parties' one-page stipulation of dismissal provides no basis for assessing the fairness of the settlement," he said, according to the report.

Judge Conley requested documents explaining how the dispute was settled, the settlement amount proposed for each individual and any information on attorney fees. Both parties have until Jan. 24 to submit the documents.

Becker's Hospital Review reached out to Epic, but Epic declined to comment.

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