New York lawmakers are renewing their efforts to protect the rights of freelance workers with a new bill that requires freelancers to be paid within 30 days and provides support for those who need to recover unpaid wages.
The new bill is modeled after a 2017 New York City law that requires written contracts to be given to freelancers who receive more than $800.
The statewide version would also require contracts for freelancers of more than $250 or $800 over a four-month period.
The proposed legislation comes after a similar bill was vetoed last year by Governor Kathy Hochul over concerns about the burden it could place on the state Department of Labor.
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