Governor Hochul Signs Legislation to Ensure Payment to Freelance Employees

Freelancing is a major portion of our economy. Freelancers work very hard every day and prior to this legislation had very little protections if a client didn’t pay them for their work. This law puts an end to this abuse by requiring a written contract with payment provisions. It also provides for collection procedures through a private right of action or through the Attorney General’s office if the client fails to live up to the contract. By signing this legislation into law, Governor Hochul is ensuring timely payment for freelancers so they may provide for themselves and their families – Thank you Governor Hochul. Through this law the State is saying to all Freelancers you and your work is valued. Thank you, Senator Gounardes, as well as the Freelancer’s Union and all the advocates for your work for this commonsense approach to ending the economic discrimination against Freelancers.