The proverbial hammer waiting to drop on the gig industry finally fell when Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 5 on Sept. 18, codifying the contentious Dynamex court case.

Newsom made it clear in his signing message that he hopes more workers classified as employees means access to benefits and protection through unions and the labor code. “Assembly Bill 5 is an important step. A next step is creating pathways for more workers to form a union, collectively bargain to earn more and have a stronger voice at work – all while preserving flexibility and innovation,” he said.

Read the full story in the Sept. 30 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.