NYC changed the game for freelance workers on October 27th, 2016, by passing the Freelance Isn't Free Act. The bill, led by NYC Council Member Brad Lander, provides expanded protections against non-payment for all of NYC's freelancers.
According to the Freelancers Union, freelance workers lose an average of $6,000 annually to non-payment. The new law provides a clear and seamless path toward recompense for the freelancer, and stiff penalties including double damage, attorney fees, and civil fees for the person or company who did not pay.
It is our hope that this kind of legislation picks up nationwide. Sign this petition to help bring it to your city if you are so inclined.