SteveSoCal???? I think that you know some people to whom this applies?
Someone posted a few months back that ICs in CA were now employees. This just might stick.
Sounds like a fishing expedition. They probably sent similar letters to many people about many companies.
Did anyone see the email from MSPA about "defending evaluator independence?" I'm not sure whether they had this issue in mind or it was just a timely topic, but either way I am glad they are taking this on. I, for one, am glad to be an IC. I have no interest in being classified as an employee for shopping, if for no other reason than that my taxes would be a nightmare. Having a handful of 1099s is bad enough. Can you imagine 100 W2s?
ACL makes plenty of $$ and is notoriously stingy with fees. I gave up working for them years ago based on that, and would be happy to see their shopper status reclassified so that they are forced to treat shoppers fairly...