Edward Piper

Edward Piper

Stoel Rives LLP

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9th Cir. Finds FedEx Delivery Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors

Last week, the 9th Circuit held in two related cases from California and Oregon that FedEx misclassified approximately 2,600 delivery truck drivers as independent contractors, rather than as employees. The cases—Alexander v....more

9/5/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues FedEx Full-Time Employees Independent Contractors Trucking Industry

Does Data Discriminate? Perspectives for Employers on the White House's Recent "Big Data" Report

Last month, the White House released a comprehensive report on the use of “big data” in the public and private sectors. Employers should pay particular attention to one of its central forecasts: the EEOC and other federal...more

6/6/2014 - Big Data Cybersecurity Data Protection Discrimination EEOC Popular

David Nosal, Employee Data Theft, and Why Employment Lawyers Should Understand Their Clients' IT Infrastructure

Earlier this month, a federal judge in San Francisco sentenced David Nosal to a year in prison, three years’ supervised release, 400 hours of community service, and $60,000 in fines. His crime? Nosal violated the Computer...more

1/31/2014 - CFAA Data Breach Data Protection Data Theft Industrial Espionage Trade Secrets

Happy New Year from the Oregon Legislature: New Employment Laws To Watch Out For in 2014

Today we continue with our recent New Years theme. Not to be outdone by their neighbors to the south, the Oregon Legislature was also busy in 2013. And now that 2014 is upon us so too are a slew of new Oregon employment...more

1/6/2014 - Compliance Employer Liability Issues Sick Leave Social Media

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