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The "gig economy" is growing by leaps and bounds, but the legal framework of protections for those workers has not kept pace. New York City is at the forefront of establishing smart and fair new rules for this expanding sector of the economy.
While there are laudable purposes for the Freelance Isn't Free Act, it regrettably has serious defects. The mayor should send it back to the City Council to cure its flaws, which would otherwise lead to adverse consequences to both independent contractors and those companies to whom they provide services.