Attached is a summary of Federal & State administrative and legislative initiatives which threaten independent contractor model. This information has been assembled by the Messenger Courier Association of America. It includes a labor worker reclassification study underway by the Department of Labor and pending legislation in CT, MA, MI, NJ, NY, TX, VA, and WA. Comments on the DOL study are due March 12. Coalitions are being established to oppose the pending legislation in New Jersey, Virginia and Washington State. Recipients are urged to help us monitor the reclassification initiatives at the federal and state level and need to notify us or your trade association executive of your interest in participating in collaborative efforts to address any particular threat.