Epic Systems Non Compete Agreement
The one-year separation observed by Vonlay`s executives when they were recruited would be doubled for the acquired company. It also meant, it seems, that former Epic employees who had signed an employment contract with a one-year non-compete clause when they started at Epic would now be subject to a two-year provision that they had not accepted. Travel can be frequent (50-75%). Sometimes booked on late or uncomfortable flights depending on the price. Necessary to live in Madison. As a rule, work of 45 to 55 hours does not include travel. Non-compete rules can make Epic`s transition a challenge. Consulting is an interesting next step when Epic employees are fed up with the software company`s fast-growing life. Epic consulting firms, such as Nordic, BlueTree, and Sagacious, are devouring former epic installers to view the more than 300 mega-healthcare systems that use epic`s integrated suite of healthcare software. Now that Wisconsin is a state of law, does that mean their non-compete clause is no longer legal? Maybe it`s the money bunch with Scott Walker (not to become a politician).
Some of them look a bit fishy to me. Where, for example, are the consulting firms that feed in the hollow of the Epic Valley by recruiting all their staff? One possibility is to train some of their current employees at Epic and then have them certified. Some of these trainings could take place in Epic`s current jobs. Another approach would be to debauch former hospital IT staff at the end of the non-compete period – a year or two. But I bet there are a lot of „winks“ because there`s so much money at stake. In the case of Epic, you are now limited not only by your own non-compete clause, but also by the separate agreements Epic has with the various consultants. For example, I left Epic in 2018 with a one-year non-compete clause. When my year was almost over, I started talking to different hospitals and consulting firms. I`ve heard several of the big consulting firms say they can`t even start discussions about employment until I don`t stay at Epic for a year and a half. Gwendolyn Leachman, a professor at UW-Madison Law School, says the competition bans are disapproved of by law because they are potential trade restrictions. But the courts will uphold them, including two-year prison sentences, she says, „if they are reasonably necessary to protect the employer.“ Huron and vonlay officials did not respond to questions, but Epic spokesman Brian Spranger confirmed that Huron had agreed to a two-year non-compete sentence.
And then the shock: „It`s returned to a duration of one year.“ In his email, Spranger did not explain the reversal. „We prefer not to comment on the policy as a whole.“ If Epic did not have the non-compete clause, (new) experienced employees could ask Epic for a higher salary, as Current Epic employees would receive higher compensation offers from outside companies. With respect to your statement, „I repeat that these are agreements that people voluntarily make and accept something, it`s really agreeing.“ Non-competitive, Why wouldn`t a supplier want an employee to work for a customer/customer? Decades ago, when I was working for a Big 8 company (now 4), they would encourage you to accept a position with a client (provided you wanted to continue). What for? Because if it was time for you to need consulting services, it is likely that you would turn to the people you know and have advised well. Years later, while running my HIT software business, I encouraged employees who wanted to change to switch to a customer. This was obviously not the case when they went to see a competitor. Difficult work-life balance, poor COVID-19 response….