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Laurent Drogin Quoted on the Implications of New York’s Newly Passed Freelance Isn't Free Act

August 4, 2017

Labor & Employment chair Laurent Drogin was quoted in an August 4 WorldatWork.com article, "Contract Worker, Freelancer or Employee? New York's Recent Law Adds Confusion.” In the article, Laurent comments on the implications of the Freelance Isn't Free Act (FIFA), which was recently passed in New York, noting that "this law has the potential to be a fiasco…It doesn't define a freelancer in any way to allow an employer to determine if they're classified as an independent contractor or employee." He went on to say that other cities are likely to follow suit with such a law and that this will only serve to muddy the waters. "If you figure employers are already having trouble, now you have this problem with a third layer, the freelancer. Now the mistake can cause twice the world of problems." Read the full article.

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