Cerner settles class action wage suit, looks to conceal details

Cerner Corp., the health care information technology company based in North Kansas City, agreed to settle a class action lawsuit alleging it failed to pay overtime wages to hundreds of workers. However, Cerner asked the court for permission to keep the details of the settlement secret.

Cerner employee Laura Scott filed the case in 2015, alleging that Cerner violated Missouri’s minimum wage law by failing to pay overtime. In March 2017, a Jackson Count judge certified the case as a class action.

In its motion, Cerner “adamantly denies” any wrongdoing but says it’s settling to avoid the expense, disruption and “negative public attention” of continuing litigation. Cerner asked the court permission to file the settlement agreement under a seal. The motion was unopposed by the plaintiffs.

Read more: KCUR


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