Knowing these freelance legal essentials can make all the difference
Posted on May 8, 2020
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We’re excited for the recent launch of our newFacebook Group Freelancers Popup in partnership with House of Brand Therapy! This group serves as a virtual gathering place for members to connect, discover resources, and develop new skills. Join today and check out the exclusive workshops and classes at Freelancers Popup!
The first application cycle for the Tri-State Relief Fund to Support Non-Salaried Workers in the Visual Arts is now open through today at 11:59 PM EDT. The fund offers one-time cash grants of $2,000 to freelance, contract, or non-salaried art workers. If you’re unable to apply today, the application cycle reopen May 19th through May 20th and again on June 2nd through June 3rd. For more information on the fund, visit NYFA.
Join us for our weekly virtual skill share webinar on Tuesday, May 12th. Freelancers Hub has partnered with IFP to launch a member skill share. The skill share is an opportunity to barter and exchange skills between fellow IFP members and Freelancers Hub members. Learn how it all works at our weekly webinar and community gathering on Tuesday, May 12th at 12:30 PM ET via Zoom.
Do you need answers? There’s a lot of misinformation out there on the internet, so it’s important to be discerning. We have taken and answered some frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19 relief aid programs including Unemployment Insurance and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.
Despite some intervening on behalf of the federal government, many still need immediate help to cover expenses like rent, utilities, and groceries. The Relief Fund provides direct financial assistance to freelancers who need it most. If you can, please donate to help your fellow freelancers and share the Fund with your network
The NYSYLC is the first undocumented, youth-led organization in New York. They are working to raise funds to support undocumented youth and their families in New York City during the time of COVID-19. If you can, consider donating to their fund and sharing the initiative across social media platforms.
New York State has waived the 7-day waiting period for Unemployment Insurance benefits for people who are out of work due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) closures. Visit the NY.gov site to get more information on the eligibility requirements, claiming process, and financial aid available to you.
NYC 311 remains an excellent source of information regarding the virus’s status in the New York City area, guidelines to best stay protected, and updates to vital city systems. Please be wary of misinformation and unreliable sources on the web.