Beaches, waves and ocean breezes may be what the Golden State is most known for, but in the business world California has a reputation for leading the country on one more thing: regulation.
With 200 regulatory agencies empowered by the California Code of Regulations, the state is uniquely suited for addressing some of the issues that matter most to supply chains. And in 2018, California actively took on that mantle.
In May, the state's courts developed a test to determine whether an employee was an independent contractor. And by September, state senators had approved a law that would hold shippers accountable for traces of employee misclassification.
They were big developments at the state level to be sure, but California is so crucial to business in both sales and supply chains, regulatory changes can have an effect well beyond the state's borders. Businesses had to adapt.