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Freelancer Pay Protection

September 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



EVENT DETAILS: TECH TALK : Freelancer Pay Protection

Wednesday, September 27th, 20237pmFREE for all CreativesJoin us ONLINE via Zoom!

We’ve all heard horror stories of not getting paid for months for freelance assignments. Earlier this year, Columbus City Council introduced a new ordinance designed to address late payments for independent contractors. As of May 2023, Columbus-based companies are required to pay freelancers by the date agreed to in their contract, or within 30 days of when services are rendered if a specific date is not specified, for freelance jobs contracted for $250 or more. Columbus joins New York City, Los Angeles, and Seattle in introducing payment protections for freelancers.

Come join ASMP Ohio Valley and its panelists to find out how the law came to be, what are its actual requirements and what to do if the client doesn’t fulfill them, and how your city or state can adopt these protections as well.

The panel includes people who played a key role in the law’s passage: Kirsten Estose  (Legislative Analyst in  Columbus City Council’s Legislative Research Office); Eric Thurm (National Writers Union, Freelance Solidarity Project); and Taylor Dorrell (Freelance writer, photographer, local organizer for Freelance Solidarity Project).

Free for all Creatives The Zoom link will be emailed to all registered attendees on the evening of the event for signing in.Cut off time for registration is at 6:00pm Wednesday, September 27th, 2023*******************************ABOUT OUR PANELISTS & MODERATOR*******************************

Kirsten Estose is a Legislative Analyst in Columbus City Council’s Legislative Research Office. She supports policy work pertaining to small business development, workforce development, technology, and wealth equity. In this work, she has been part of City Council’s recent achievements including: partnering with the Columbus Women’s Commission to establish the Columbus Financial Empowerment Center, passing a ban on salary history inquiries to protect equal pay for women, and creating new protections for freelance workers in Columbus.

Eric Thurm is a New York-based Campaign Coordinator for the National Writers Union, a member of the Organizing Committee of the Freelance Solidarity Project, and a story editor for narrative non-fiction podcasts. He’s helped spearhead efforts to pass several pieces of legislation protecting freelancers in the last two years, including statewide bills in Illinois and New York. His writing has appeared in, among other publications, Esquire, WIRED, Real Life, and The New York Times.

Taylor Dorrell is a Columbus, OH-based freelance writer and photographer, contributing writer at the Cleveland Review of Books, reporter at the Columbus Free Press, columnist at Matter News, and organizer in the Freelance Solidarity Project union

Ben Ko (moderator). His images have been used by Fortune 100 companies such as Dell and Microsoft and have appeared everywhere from Times Square to The New York Times to the finish line area of the NYC Marathon.


September 27, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Virtual Event via ZOOM
United States