The City’s Freelance Isn’t Free Act, which became law on May 15, 2017, creates new rights, remedies, and resources for freelance workers in New York City to help ensure they are paid on time and in full.
The Freelance Isn’t Free Act:
- Requires contracts between freelance workers and hiring parties that are worth $800 or more to be in writing.
- Prohibits hiring parties from paying workers late or underpaying workers.
- Protects freelance workers against retaliation for asserting their rights under the Law.