CA Supreme Court just gave up on the state’s gig economy

In Dynamex Operations West, Inc. vs. Superior Court of Los Angeles, the State of California is on the fence about how to properly classify a worker as an employee or as an independent contractor. The Supreme Court explains that a worker is considered someone who is hired to do the usual work of a business, while an independent contractor is an outsider doing work outside of a business’s normal operation. This ruling does not bode well for the ever increasing gig economy.