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unpaid wages flyer

Last spring I posted about lobbying in Albany with the Freelancers Union for the Freelancer Payment Protection Act (S4129). The great news is that it passed in the Assembly last fall, with a vote of 84 to 58, where it was introduced by Speaker Silver (D) and Senators Golden (R), Lanza (R), and Squadron (D). Why is this important? In 2010, research showed that New York State’s self-employed lost $4.7 billion due to client nonpayment, not to mention that recovery and payment of unpaid wages would generate $323 million in tax revenue for New York State. In order to pass this landmark bill in the New York State Senate so it becomes law, we need your help. Here’s what you can do to help Empire State independent workers get paid:

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