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New Law to Protect Freelance Workers

New Law to Protect Freelance Workers

New York City has enacted a law that will make it easier for freelance workers who get cheated out of money owed to them to recover the money they earned.  The law allows liquidated damages to be recovered on top of the wages or consulting fee owed and also provides for the recovery of attorney’s fees, which makes it more feasible for attorneys to agree to help freelancers try to get what they’re owed.

Here’s a brief overview, from the Freelancers Union: https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2016/11/17/mayor-de-blasio-signs-freelance-isnt-free-act-into-law/

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