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The Changing Gig Economy

For the last several years there's been both excitement and concern over the gig economy that seems to be growing by the day, as it starts to become the norm for more and more workers. With the explosion of companies like Lyft and Postmates, many more companies have come onto the scene. However, of late, recent news has indicated that the gig economy that is bringing a change to the way people work is still undergoing change itself.

California's Business Community Reacts to Dynamex

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court upended the state's independent contractor market with its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court. The Court's ruling changed the way the law will determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The case discards the decades-old test of S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (Borello) and replaces it with a new "ABC Test." We initially discussed the difference between these cases in a May 2018 post.

Western States Trucking Association Challenges Landmark Independent Contractor Decision Dynamex

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court upended the state's independent contractor market with its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court. The Court's ruling changed the way court's will determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The case discards the decades-old test established in S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (Borello) and replaces it with a new "ABC Test." We initially discussed the difference between these cases in a May 2018 post.  

Dynamex: The California Supreme Court Upends the State's Independent Contractor Market

On April 30, 2018, the California Supreme Court upended the state's independent contractor market with its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court. The Court's ruling changed the way the law will determine whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor. The case discards the decades-old test of S. G. Borello & Sons, Inc. v. Department of Industrial Relations (Borello) and replaces it with a new "ABC Test." 

Labor dispute resolved but per diem charges for containers linger on

With the recent announcement that the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have reached a tentative agreement to the on-going labor dispute on the West Coast, the issue becomes how to clear the tremendous backlog of containers in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Estimates are that the backlog will take 2-3 months to clear depending on how many shifts the ports run.

Per diem charges for containers a growing concern

Every year trucking companies in Southern California routinely pay thousands even tens of thousands of dollars in "per diem" charges to equipment providers in the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles.  These charges accrue on a daily basis for late returns of empty containers.  Since the Fall of 2014, however, the frequency and amount of the charges has soared as port congestion has made it difficult and sometimes impossible to return the containers on time.  Motor carriers are now often facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in per diem charges accrued over the course of a few short weeks this Fall.

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