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Freelance Isn't Free
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Description:
Do you work freelance? Are you an independent contractor? Have you been refused a written contract because “the job is only for a few hundred dollars”? Has an employer unreasonably delayed payment, or worse, simply refused to pay for your work? Have you been unfairly blacklisted by an employer as a result of a dispute? Have you wondered how you can fight back against these occupational hazards? If so, Freelance Isn’t Free is an event you must attend.

Freelance Isn’t Free is a free community event held for freelancer workers to learn about their legal rights and protections, including the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs' new "Freelance Isn't Free Act." During the event, a panel of legal professionals and staff from the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will discuss the finer points of the new law: what kind of rights does it afford freelancers, what kind of remedies freelancers have if these rights have been violated, and how do freelancers, or their attorneys, go about obtaining these remedies. At the conclusion of the panel discussion, participating freelancers will have the opportunity to mingle and network with other freelancers and members of the panel.

Panelists:
Jill Maxwell, Legal Director, Office of Labor Policy & Standards, New York City Department of Consumer Affair
Alberto Roldan, Outreach Coordinator, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs  
John Moore, Attorney, Law Offices of John E. Moore

Moderator:
Shanna Tallarico, Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Civil Court Committee, Shanna Tallarico, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Association Committee:
Entertainment Law Committee, Jaime Wolf, Chair

Co-Sponsoring:
City Bar Justice Center
New York City Department of Consumer Affairs

 

Where:
42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

 

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