It is quite common for businesses to use freelance workers.
However, businesses need to be aware that there are specific rules in place to protect the freelance worker.
The law establishes and enhances protections for freelance workers, specifically the right to:
• A written contract
• Timely and full payment
• Protection from retaliation
The law establishes penalties for violations of these rights, including statutory damages, double damages, injunctive relief, and attorney’s fees.
Individual causes of action will be adjudicated in state court.
Where there is evidence of a pattern or practice of violations, the Corporation Counsel may bring civil action to recover a civil penalty of not more than $25,000.
So, in short, always have a written contract with a freelance worker, pay the freelance worker on time and the full amount due and don’t retaliate against a freelance worker. Otherwise you might have to pay a lot of money in penalties.
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