Freelance Isn't Free: two years proudly helping NYC freelancers via Freelancers Union
By Lisa Billups on May 15, 2019
On the second anniversary of the Freelance Isn't Free law, we found out how the DCWP helps freelancers fight back against nonpayment every day.
Lisa Billups is a Freelance Isn’t Free Navigator at the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP).
I have been a Freelance Isn’t Free Navigator at the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) since the law went into effect two years ago today. The Freelance Isn’t Free law gives freelance workers the right to a written contract, timely payment, and to file a complaint with DCWP when a hiring party violates their rights under the law. As a navigator, my job is to give freelance workers information about the law, their rights, and their options for dealing with violations. If the freelancer decides to pursue payment in court, I also give them information on how to do it. READ MORE