NYC Freelance Isn’t Free Act Inspired Similar Law in the Philippines

According to this report, the New York City Freelance Isn’t Free Act has inspired a similar law in the Philippines. Under the New York City Freelance Isn’t Free Act, a “hiring party” must provide a written contract to a freelance worker if the value of the services provided is at least $800, and failure to pay the freelance worker according to the contract terms will result in statutory double damages and payment of the freelance worker’s reasonable attorneys fees in prevailing on a claim under the law in court. The law also provides an expansive anti-retaliation provision, which awards a freelance worker damages in an amount equal to the underlying value of the contract for each instance of retaliation.

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