As we have mentioned in past editions of Travel Advisor Daily, and as you may have heard from other sources, we are facing an urgent legislative challenge in the State of California.
In 2018, the California Supreme Court issued a decision that threatens the business model of travel agencies in California that rely on independent contractors (ICs) to sell travel, known as the Dynamex decision.
Last month, the California Assembly passed legislation (Assembly Bill 5) to "codify" the holding in the Dynamex decision – making it applicable to nearly everyone in every industry – by a vote of 59 to 15. The California Senate will soon vote on the bill, perhaps as early as later this month.
It is critical that this legislation be amended to protect the independent advisor model that has existed in our industry for decades and provides opportunities for thousands of small business owners. If you live in California, please take two minutes to do so today via our grassroots portal:
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