Have you used the Freelance Isn't Free law?

Apr 23, 2019

May 15 is the second anniversary of the enactment of the Freelance Isn’t Free law — NYC’s landmark legislation to protect freelancers from late and nonpayment.

Freelance Isn’t Free has been successful for freelancers who have exercised their rights; 74% who have filed claims have been paid. But not enough freelancers are using the law. Collectively, we must make sure that every freelancer we know understands how to protect themselves. To this end, we are sharing success stories.

To help us celebrate this hard-fought victory freelancers, and for Freelancers Union’s advocacy efforts, I invite you to share your Freelance Isn’t Free experience with us.

Have you filed a successful Freelance Isn’t Free claim? We want to tell your story! Email us at advocacy@freelancersunion.org to help us raise awareness of the law, and encourage your fellow freelancers to hold clients accountable. Also RSVP for our anniversary event at Freelancers Hub in DUMBO, Brooklyn.

Nonpayment isn’t just wrong. It’s illegal. Let’s show NYC’s freelance community how to fight back.

Caitlin Pearce

Former Executive Director of Freelancers Union. During her 9-year tenure, Caitlin spearheaded ambitious union initiatives such as launching Freelancers Hub and passing the Freelance Isn't Free law.