Gonzales v. San Gabriel Transit, 40 Cal.App.5th 1131 (Oct. 8, 2019)Plaintiff filed a wage and hour case for misclassification of drivers as independent contractors who worked for a transit company that provided transportation services to passengers of public and private entities. Plaintiff moved for class certification, which the trial court denied for lack of commonality and typicality. While this matter was pending, the California Supreme Court issued its seminal decision in Dynamex Ops. West, Inc. v. Super. Ct. (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 regarding independent contractor analysis. The Court of Appeal here found: (1) Dynamex’s “ABC” test applied retroactively to pending wage and hour litigation (Defendant did not address the issue on appeal, and this case did not involve a new standard or law that affected public policy); (2) The ABC test applied equally to Labor Code sections, not just the wage order under the “suffer or permit” standard, so long as the Labor Code provision sought to enforce the same fundamental protections afforded by the wage order; and (3) Labor Code claims not covered by the applicable wage order were appropriately analyzed under the common law “control” test.[i]