California’s gig worker law survives court challenge

Assembly Bill 5 is here to stay. An 11-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit unanimously ruled recently that the California legislature did not act unconstitutionally in subjecting app-based work arrangements in the transportation and delivery industries to the strict ABC independent contractor test and app-based work arrangements in other industries to a flexible test.

Put differently, the court concluded “it was rational for the California legislature to apply one test to determine the classification of Uber drivers and a different test to determine the classification of dogwalkers who provide services through Wag!, the ‘Uber for dogs.’”

Click here to read the full article written by SCMV Shareholder Dan Eaton and published in The San Diego Union-Tribune.

July 1, 2024  |  Categories: Articles & Publications
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