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NYC Bill to Protect Freelancers From Workplace Bias (2)

Sept. 12, 2019, 7:14 PMUpdated: Sept. 12, 2019, 8:32 PM

Freelancers and independent contractors in New York City would be clearly covered by the anti-discrimination protections of the city human rights law under a bill passed Sept. 12.

The bill (Intro. No. 136-A), approved 47-3 by the overwhelmingly Democratic-controlled City Council, would add to a groundbreaking 2017 law giving freelancers recourse to pursue pay complaints. Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) supports the expansion of the law and looks forward to “working with the council to ensure all New Yorkers, regardless of job title, are protected from discrimination,” deputy press secretary Laura Feyer said in a statement.

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