Freelance Isn't Free Legislation
and What to do When They Dont Pay
Six years after the Freelance Isn’t Free Act went into effect in New York City, versions of the law have been passed in Los Angeles, Columbus, Illinois, and New York State. But what does it mean for freelancers in and out of those places? And how can it be used to make sure freelancers have the freedom to negotiate for higher pay and the right to get paid on time (among other basic rights)? Gain insight into the legislation from Eric Thurm, campaign coordinator at the National Writers Union and an organizer with the Freelance Solidarity Project, moderated by Katherine Reynolds Lewis (of IIJ) while we answer questions from two freelancers who navigated the legislative process.