Dubbed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act, New York’s latest employment law helps freelancers get paid promptly.
New York: First City To Prioritize Freelance Workers
New York City is the first jurisdiction to pass a law protecting freelance workers’ right to be paid on time. When asked about the measure, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said, “It’s now the law in New York City that they be paid on time, have the written contracts they deserve and have the tools to defend their rights.”
Expect Cities To Follow In New York’s Footsteps With A “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act
Expect the “freelance isn’t free” trend to domino across the United States. According to a recent study, approximately 70% of contract workers report problems getting paid in a timely manner.
As we embrace the sharing economy, issues like this are becoming top priority for a growing chunk of the nation’s workforce.
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