Gig companies and business groups are lobbying California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers to quickly blunt the effects of an April ruling by the state Supreme Court that makes it tougher for employers to deny employee status to their workforce.

In a letter dated Aug. 6, dozens of companies and corporate trade groups pleaded with policymakers to “suspend or postpone the application of the Dynamex decision until all parties impacted by this decision can work together to develop a balanced test for determining independent contractor versus employee status that reflects the needs of California’s economy and the workforce.”

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