Getting paid can be one of the toughest aspects of working for yourself. Freelance workers dont belong to powerful unions and sometimes fall through labor law cracks. Often working in creative fields centered in urban areas, they can be doubly squeezed by high cost of living.
So, in an effort to protect its creative class, New York is considering a new law that would make it easier for freelance workers to pursue delinquent clients.
Cited from: New York City considers Freelance Isnt Free Law - AvvoStories http://stories.avvo.com/money/new-york-city-considers-freelance-isnt-free-law.html#ixzz47JuLaGWF