Policy Studies Future of Work

Economic costs and policy alternatives to California’s Dynamex decision

Key Points

While it’s impossible to know how many workers will be classified, there’s no question that Dynamex is – directly – going to increase the cost of doing business in California.
As the cost of labor increases, those most tenuously attached to the labor force will be the first to lose the work on which they rely.
Policy innovation, not retrenchment into a classification binary, is the best way to ensure workers have protections moving forward.

The Dynamex decision is set to hurt workers and businesses alike by reducing flexibility and ratcheting up the cost of doing business in the Golden State.







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