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What Every Freelancer Should Know About the New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill

Last night, Congress passed a $2 Trillion relief package for Americans affected by the Coronavirus. Here’s what every freelancer should know about the bill and how it could affect you: The bill establishes a “Pandemic Unemployment Assistance” program that will provide workers who do not ordinarily qualify for unemployment insurance — such as freelancers, furloughed …

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Why All NYC Freelancers Need a Written Contract, and 15 Ways to Improve Yours

Did you know? Contracts need not be in writing to be enforceable in New York City. However, a written contract will help greatly increase the chance you get paid. If you don’t get paid, a written contract will also help you prevail on your Freelance Isn’t Free Act (“FIFA”) claim and possibly collect double your …

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The Freelance Isn’t Free Act: Everything You NEED to Know

Let’s face it: New Yorkers are some of the hardest working people in the world. And all New Yorkers, including freelancers, should be paid for their good work. But payment, alone, isn’t enough. Freelancers should be paid timely and in full, just like everyone else. That’s why New York City passed a law called the …

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Why you won’t be blacklisted for pursuing your freelance payment rights

Many freelancers are afraid of being blacklisted if they speak up about their unpaid invoices. Never fear! The Freelance Isn’t Free Act (“FIFA”) contains broad anti-blacklisting provisions that penalize hiring parties from punishing you for asserting non-payment claims. Specifically, FIFA makes it illegal to “threaten, intimidate, discipline, harass, deny a work opportunity to or discriminate” …

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Should you pursue a Freelance Isn’t Free Act claim? These stats say YES!

The NYC Department of Consumer Affairs released a report on the Freelance Isn’t Free Act (“FIFA”) that found the following: 61% of people making claims under FIFA recovered payment within 91 days. The average person recovered $2,039. An estimated 150,000 freelancers in New York City experience late payments or no payments annually. 72% of people …

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Are you owed money for your freelance software development work? PayMeNYC can help!

Software developers, coders, and programmers in New York City are often hired on a per-job or per-hour basis. It is not uncommon for developers to moonlight on others’ projects in addition to their regular day jobs. Anyone who agrees to perform coding or programming work and who does not qualify as an employee (which includes …

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1 in 3 NYC Residents is a Freelancer!

New York City is a freelancers hub. That’s according to the most comprehensive study on freelancing in NYC conducted to-date. The Freelancer’s Union, in conjunction with the New York City Mayor’s Office and Upwork, recently surveyed 5,000 freelancers in the city and found: -One in three workers in NYC is freelancing;-Freelancers contribute $31.4 billion dollars …

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J.R. Volunteers at Generation Civics Day 2019

On December 9, 2019, PayMeNYC attorney J.R. Skrabanek volunteered as a Civics Day Community Advisor for Generation Citizen’s Civics Day. Generation Citizen’s mission is to ensure students receive an effective civics education, which provides them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in our democracy as active citizens. Civics Day is like a science …

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