Case closed: Epic arbitration valid

A federal judge has ruled on a four-year old case involving an arbitration agreement Epic Systems imposed on its employees, and this time the news is favorable for Verona’s medical software company.

According to an update in the Wisconsin State Journal, Epic technical writers filed the suit arguing the agreement barred them from settling wage disputes in court. The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, which then sent it back to U.S. District Court Judge Barbara Crabb in Madison.

Crabb ruled in favor of Epic, saying the company’s agreement is valid and does not violate any state or federal laws, meaning employee wage disputes will be handled in arbitration rather than in a public court.