Marketplace Industry Association


We’re here to connect the marketplace industry. To bring together those of us in this fast-moving, rapidly changing industry and make it a better, more innovative place to do business for marketplaces, workers and consumers.


Marketplaces are shaking up the way that the world does business and how people live their day-to-day lives. Marketplaces come with a whole new set of benefits – and challenges. By collaborating, we can help the industry flourish and grow.


The Marketplace Industry Association is a trade association bringing together the marketplace industry to share ideas, learn, meet new partners, evolve, inspire – and most of all, be part of something game-changing. Want to be part of it too? 



California’s Assembly Bill 5, also known simply as “AB5,” goes into effect January 1, 2020. At its core, AB5 codifies the California Supreme Court's Dynamex decision, by adopting the “ABC” test to determine whether workers are employees or independent contractors.


Under the ABC test, workers are independent contractors only if the workers are free from the control of the hiring entity, the workers perform work “outside the usual course of the hiring entity’s business,” and the workers customarily work or are engaged in an independent trade.


The Marketplace Industry Association is organizing the marketplace ecosystem to come up with a solution to AB5 - a unique opportunity to work together to build marketplace businesses and grow the workforce while improving conditions for workers and benefitting consumers. Access the recent webinar on leveraging government affairs efforts to improve AB5 here.

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