Freelancer Contract

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What Happens When A Freelancer Experiences Late or Non-Payments?

When a freelancer doesn’t receive timely payment, it can lead to several challenges and financial difficulties, impacting both their professional and personal life. Here are some potential consequences: Falling Behind on Operational Bills: Freelancers often have operational expenses related to their projects, such as software subscriptions, equipment maintenance, and office rent. Delayed payments can make […]

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New York: Freelance Isn’t Free Act Goes Statewide, Gov. Hochul Signs Legislation

Introduction: In a significant move, Governor Kathy Hochul has signed the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, a law that promises to revolutionize the way freelancers in New York are treated and paid. This legislation marks a turning point in the fight for freelancer rights, especially concerning timely and fair payment for services rendered. The Essence of

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Legal Avenues for Freelancers Facing Non-Payment

Being a freelancer has its perks. However, one challenge often faced is non-payment disputes. What should a freelancer do when they encounter a client breach of contract? This article will explore the freelancer legal rights and the steps you can take to protect your hard-earned money. Understand Your Rights Freelancers, whether they’re designers, writers, developers,

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Why Freelancers Should Always Require a Down Payment

Entering the world of freelancing can be a thrilling ride. However, it comes with its set of challenges, primarily regarding freelancer payment terms. One crucial practice, which often goes overlooked, is the importance of requiring a down payment. Let’s explore why upfront fees in freelancing are so essential. The Power of Upfront Fees in Freelancing

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How Freelancers in New York Can Protect Themselves with a Kill Fee

In the freelance world, work can be as unpredictable as the subway schedule. You can have a client one day and lose them the next. That’s why protecting freelance income is a major concern, especially in an expensive city like New York. One powerful tool for legal protection for freelancers is implementing a “Freelancer Kill

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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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