Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Employment rights in California, and national implications.
Next month is the first anniversary of the California Supreme Court’s ruling in the Dynamex Operations West versus Superior Court of Los Angeles case. With the rise of casual work, independent contractors and the sharing economy, that case threatens to throw associated labour, employment and business models into disarray: ‘app companies’, reliant on casual labour, are scrambling to blunt the ruling’s effect through legislative change. However, they are running into organised labour’s lobbying strength.