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NYC Freelancers Due Contracts, Timely Pay

May 12, 2017, 8:28 PM

Freelance workers in New York City will gain the right to written contracts and timely payment May 15. The labor protection unit in the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs is geared up to carry out the pathbreaking law.

“It’s all systems go,” Deputy Consumer Affairs Commissioner Liz Vladeck, who heads the DCA’s Office of Labor Policy and Standards, told Bloomberg BNA May 10. “We’ve had a team working hard at the agency, together with organizations in the city, to have the infrastructure in place.”

The first year of implementation will serve as a trial period as the city gathers information ...