Freelance Isn’t Free Law in New York – and Its Impact on the Arts and Entertainment Industry
The Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) presents "Freelance Isn’t Free Law in New York"
Many people working in the Entertainment Industry in New York do so as a freelancer / independent contractor. Effective in 2017, the New York City Freelance Isn’t Free Act (FIFA) established protections for freelance workers including the right to a written contract, timely and full payment, and protection from retaliation. Recently legislation has been proposed in the New York State Assembly for a similar statewide law [2021/A9368]. This panel will discuss the success of FIFA, possible impediments to a claim, the likelihood of recovery, and the efforts to enact protections for freelancers throughout New York State.
- June 2, 2022
- 12:00 PM
- 1:30 PM
- Virtual Participation
- Rosemarie Tully, Esq., Planning Chair, Rosemarie Tully, P.C.
- Cheryl L. Davis, Esq., Moderator, Author's Guild
- Anne Labarbera, Esq., Planning Co-Chair;Panelist, Anne LaBarbera Professional Corporation
- Ethan Y. Bordman, Esq., Planning Co-Chair, Ethan Y. Bordman, PLLC
- Robert L. Seigel, Esq., Planning Co-Chair;Panelist, Law Office of Robert L. Seigel
- Umair Kazi, Speaker, Director of Advocacy and Policy, Authors Guild
- Lloyd Lesperance, Speaker, Chief of Staff, Freelancers Union
- Diane Krausz, Esq., Planning Co-Chair;Panelist, Law Office of Diane Krausz
- Rachel Feingold, Esq., Speaker, Virginia & Ambinder
- Entertainment, Arts & Sports Law Section
- Labor & Employment Law Section
- Young Lawyers Section
- Committee on Media Law
- Committee on Continuing Legal Education