On August 27, 2014, the Ninth Circuit ruled that as a matter of law Oregon drivers were employees, not independent contractors as contended by FedEx Ground. The ruling makes way for drivers to proceed to trial to recover overtime and improperly deducted business expenses. Listen to this news article as reported on NPR.
August 28, 2014 - "Court Rules for FedEx Drivers in Suit Over Job Classification," NPR
August 27, 2014 - "What court rulings against FedEx mean for workers," MSNBC
August 27, 2014 - "Reagan Appointee 'Unravels FedEx's Business Model' in Court Ruling", Huffington Post
August 27, 2014 - "Seismic 9th Cir. rulings nix FedEx claim its drivers aren't employees.." ABA Journal
August 27, 2014 - "US court clears FedEx Ground drivers to pursue wage, benefit claims," Reuters
August 14, 2014 - "Oregon says all insurers will cover autism therapy," KOIN
August 14, 2014 - "Autism lawsuit spurs Oregon regulators to clarify rules for insurance companies," The Portland Business Journal
August 14, 2014 - "Oregon Tells Health Insurance Companies: Autism Therapy Should Be Covered," Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)
August 14, 2014 - "Insurance Division Bulletin to Clarify Coverage of Autism Treatment," The Lund Report
August 14, 2014 - "Oregon to require health insurance companies to cover children's autism therapy," The Oregonian
Read this article and listen to an interview with Brenna Legaard, mother of one of the plaintiffs, as reported by The Oregonian.