Freelance Worker Protections Powerfully at Work in New York
This month has seen a dramatic demonstration of the power of Freelance Isn’t Free protections for job-to-job, independent workers. Suing under the first of these laws, its own, in effect since 2017, the City of New York won last week a sizable judgment against French-owned publisher L’Officiel USA. The city’s ordinance provides for doubled assessment of damages claimed by harmed parties. To a mixed-category group of 41 media freelancers the company had left uncompensated, L’Officiel will now pay $275k in total.