To my friends out there, I spend a lot of time reading and thought that I would share this.
via, the Freelancers Union:
Support the Freelancer Payment Protection Act
Send Letters to Senator Dean Skelos : 394 Letters Sent So Far
What is the Freelancer Payment Protection Act?
The FPPA would help independent workers in New York collect money from clients who don’t pay.
How would it help?
Victims of nonpayment will be able to file complaints with the New York State Department of Labor. After investigating, the Department of Labor may award victims 100% of what they’re owed, plus attorney’s fees and interest.
What’s happening now?
The New York State Assembly passed the Freelancer Payment Protection Act. Now, the Senate must do the same! Email Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, urging him to pass the bill this legislative session.
As freelance writers, we should always understand our rights and know when to act when necessary. That is very important – as the world of freelancing can sometimes be a little tough, brutal and honestly, some clients are quite tough to deal with. Understand your rights and protect yourself.