New York City’s New Freelance Law May Affect Religious Institutions and Ministers.

A new law took effect today in New York City.  Designed to protect freelance workers, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act “establishes and enhances protections for freelance workers, specifically the right to: a written contract, timely and full payment, and protection from retaliation.”  The statute’s full text is found here.  Religious institutions that employ freelancers should be aware of the law’s requirements.  Non-employee ministers may be covered by this Act.

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