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Ninth Circuit Holds that Dynamex Applies Retroactively Featured

  03 May 2019
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The Ninth Circuit has held in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., that the California Supreme Court’s ruling in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court, applies retroactively.

The Dynamex decision applied the “ABC” test for determining independent contractor status, making it harder for companies to classify workers as independent contractors. The Ninth Circuit’s decision will have a major impact on California companies that use independent contractions, including those in the gig economy, such as Uber and Lyft. Read more here.