New York City “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act passes

In a landmark victory, New York City Council has voted to protect freelancers against client nonpayment. The Freelance Isn’t Free bill was spearheaded by the Freelancers Union and passed today after a year-long campaign. It requires clients to use contracts for freelance work, allows freelancers to file complaints with the Department of Labor Standards against non-paying clients, and […]

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“Freelance Isn’t Free” bill aims to improve working conditions for New York freelancers

A New York city councilman introduced a bill last week that would require employers to use written contracts with freelancers and pay their invoices within 30 days. According to an article in the Washington Post, Councilman Brad Lander was inspired to introduce the bill by the Freelancers Union, a U.S. organization that advocates for freelancers. The Freelancers […]

Posted on December 15, 2015 at 11:54 am by editor · LEAVE A COMMENT · Tagged with: ,

New York State considers legislation to help freelancers with deadbeat clients

When an unpaid invoice is gathering dust, and numerous emails, phone calls, threatening letters and even “F*ck you. Pay me” hasn’t worked, where is a jilted freelancer to turn? Our friends south of the border are hoping that they can turn to their government for backup, reports the Star. New York State’s legislative assembly has […]

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