Posts authored by Laura Murphy

A new soul and media geek, Laura writes about community, poetry and pop culture.
Apr 14, 2017

Here's to the ones who dream

On the penultimate episode of GIRLS, Lena Dunham's (now pregnant) character, Hannah Horvath, faces a question most creatives confront at some point in their New York City careers: Is it…

Apr 13, 2017

Save the date: May 15 is only a month away!

Good news, freelancers: On Monday, May 15, the Freelance Isn't Free Act becomes law in New York City. We're psyched to have more protections for freelancers – and hope that with…

Apr 04, 2017

Questionable payment practices at Condé Nast cause alarm for New York City freelancers

Need help dealing with a legal issue? Download the Freelancers Union app to connect with a lawyer committed to helping freelancers and who understand the freelance life. Protect your work:…

Mar 28, 2017

Etsy launches first-ever Congressional Microbusiness Caucus

Today Etsy launched the first-ever Microbusiness Caucus on Capitol Hill. With the release of their 2017 US Seller Census, Crafting the future of work: the Big Impact of Microbusiness, Etsy…

Mar 09, 2017

What freelancers need to know about the proposed health care law

On Monday, March 6, House Republicans released a legislation proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act. For freelancers purchasing coverage on the individual market, changes to the healthcare system are…