Freelance Isn't Free Act

Information for Businesses: Freelance Workers

The Freelance Isn’t Free Act (Local Law 140 of 2016) establishes and enhances protections for freelance workers, specifically: the right to a written contract, the right to be paid timely and in full, and the right to be free of retaliation.

Brochure for Hiring Parties

Download Do You Hire Freelance Workers? Know NYC Law brochure (06/2017) in:

Model Contract

Download Model Contract for Freelance Workers in:

Frequently Asked Questions

Download Freelance Isn't Free Act: Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 05/14/2018)

Press Releases and Reports Related to NYC's Freelance Isn't Free Act

Read releases and reports

Laws and Rules

New York City Administrative Code > Title 20: Consumer and Worker Protection > Chapter 10: Freelance Workers

Rules of the City of New York > Title 6: Department of Consumer and Worker Protection > Chapter 7: Office of Labor Policy and Standards > Subchapter E: Freelance Workers


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