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Why We’re Testifying Against Non-Compete Agreements for Freelancers

By June 24, 2019 Current News

Screenshot of article posted at Freelancers Union BlogCross-posted from Freelancers Union
[by Caitlin Pearce]

We support New York City Council bill 108-2018 to restrict the use of non-compete agreements in contracts for freelance work.

Yesterday, I testified at a hearing before New York City Council’s Committee on Civil Service and Labor in support of City Council bill 108-2018 to restrict the use of non-compete agreements in contracts for freelance work.

Introduced by 39th District Council member Brad Lander, this bill would:

  • Prohibit hirers from restricting freelancers’ ability to seek other work unless they agree to compensate them during that period.
  • Grant freelancers the right to seek nullification of non-compete agreements from the Office of Labor Standards.
  • Permit investigation and legal action against employers who exhibit a pattern of violations.

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