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Mayor de Blasio Signs Freelance Isn’t Free Act into Law

By November 18, 2016 November 20th, 2016 News, Small Claims Report

Cross-posted from blog.freelancersunion.org

[by Laura Brockett Murphy]

Yesterday, November 16, 2016, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York City signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act into law. This starts the clock on a 180 day countdown until the Act goes into effect.

Designed to protect freelance workers against nonpayment, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act mandates contracts for gigs paying over $800, and increases penalties for clients found guilty of late or nonpayment. You can learn more about it here.

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