Calif. Dynamex Law Shifts Employment Landscape Drastically

Law360 (September 18, 2019, 12:10 PM EDT) -- The gig is up for Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc. and thousands of other businesses that use independent contractor workers. On Sept. 18, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed A.B. 5 into law, perhaps the single most impactful law to hit employers in decades.

The law affects companies in California but will have repercussions across the country, particularly as other states consider following suit. Uber and Lyft are where much of the focus has been, but every industry that uses independent contractors — from entertainment to personal trainers to clergy — is potentially affected.

New California Labor Code Section 2750.3 codifies the...

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