Pay Me What You Owe Me!

For freelancers, getting stiffed is part of the job. Some in NYC want to fix it.

New York City, however, might soon see a fix for that problem. A bill being introduced in the City Council Monday would require all employers to put contracts in writing, impose civil and criminal penalties for taking longer than 30 days to deliver payments, and award double damages plus attorneys fees to contractors who’ve been stiffed — similar to the protections now enjoyed by regular employees.


Source: For freelancers, getting stiffed is part of the job. Some in New York City want to fix it. | The Washington Post


 

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