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Schultz, K. v. EPIC Systems Corporation

Case No. 16-cv-797

Hawks Quindel, along with Habush Habush & Rottier, has filed a collective and class action complaint on behalf of Quality Assurance workers employed by Epic Systems Corporation (“Epic”). 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.

What Is This Lawsuit About?

This lawsuit is about whether Epic violated wage laws by failing to pay overtime wages to its QAs. The complaint alleges that Epic misclassified QAs as exempt from overtime wages, but the job duties of QAs do not exempt them from overtime. 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 contacting the attorneys representing the Class. You may contact us at 608-257-0040 or email Katelynn Williams at kwilliams@hq-law.com.
Until you consent to join the case, the statute of limitations on your claim will continue to run. In other words, the period of time for which you are eligible to recover unpaid overtime wages is calculated as two years prior to the filing of your consent. If we can prove that the company willfully violated the law, the statute of limitations may be extended to three years.

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.” If this matter is certified as a Class Action 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.

What About the Arbitration Agreement?

A federal court found Epic’s arbitration agreement, requiring employees to bring wage and hour cases on an individual basis, to be unenforceable. Read more about it here.

How Can I Learn More?

You may contact us at 608-257-0040 or email Katelynn Williams at kwilliams@hq-law.com. You also may check this site for periodic updates.

Click here to learn more about employee misclassification.

Caitlin Madden

Associate at Hawks Quindel, S.C.
Caitlin Madden is an associate attorney in Hawks Quindel’s Madison, Wisconsin office, where she represents employees in wage and hour litigation and employment discrimination. A former elementary school teacher, she is passionate about using the law to help individuals who are facing overwhelming challenges.