The California state capitol building in Sacramento, CA.
Building on our success with an uncertain future
Brian Bennett is the vice president of government affairs and policy at the Direct Selling Association in Washington, D.C.
In February, AB 5 was amended with its first set of exemptions. Direct sellers were in that first group.
On April 30, 2018 a different kind of earthquake shook all of California. This one wasn’t contained to a specific geographic area; rather it resonated across the state and rocked all those who’ve built their livelihoods with independent contractors.
The California Supreme Court handed down its decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court of Los Angeles. In a strange twist of events, the court had not only ruled on this case, but completely upended all companies using independent contractors in the most populous state in the U.S. States.