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New York City “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” Rules Went into Effect July 24, 2017

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As detailed in our last newsletter, New York City (NYC) passed the “Freelance Isn’t Free Act” which went into effect in May and protects freelance workers and independent contractors in several different ways. Since its implementation, the city has published rules intended to clarify certain requirements of the law. One of the more consequential rules is an expansion of the term “hiring parties” to include “their actual or apparent agent, or any other person acting directly or indirectly on behalf of a hiring party.” The rules also restrict the types of terms that can be in a contract with a freelance worker and provide that the contract may not include waivers of rights under the act, class action waivers, or confidentiality provisions that would inhibit a worker from discussing the contract with NYC agencies.

If you engage freelancers in NYC, you need to comply with this new law.

Category: FMLA, Accommodations

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