Are Career Prospects Finally Brighter for Young Graduates?

While some stats show that job hiring for recent college grads is looking brighter, the truth is a little more complicated.

Even though 19.3 percent more graduates are expected to get jobs this year than they did last year, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges...


The Latest on the Freelancer Payment Protection Act (and a Bit of Civics 101)

This week, we came many steps closer to passing the Freelancer Payment Protection Act (A6698/S4129) in New York State. On Monday, June 20, the last scheduled day of the New York State legislative session, some Freelancers Union staff members took a last-minute road trip to Albany to do one...


Indie Workers Rock!

pmf11_logo_452.jpg Hey Chicago! You’ve got a few great things going for you: Old Style, deep dish pizza… and a thriving freelance community. We’re interested in getting to know that last one a bit better. And we’ve got a few gifts to help break the ice.

From now until...


Visual Effects Society Steps Up and Takes On Hollywood Over Benefits, Working Conditions and Credits

visual-effects-logo.png When the director gets back from location and sees a microphone-in-picture or a lighting case not supposed to be there, you have a problem. That’s when you go looking for a VFX artist. That same VFX artist can also let a bald guy grow an afro or make aliens...


DIY - Discount & $1000 Grant Opportunity

The DIY Business Association—a new organization that educates and connects freelancers, artists, and creative small businesses—kicks off with its first event on June 26 at DUMBO Loft and Etsy Labs.

The one-day event will bring together freelance communicators, musicians, innovators of art and craft, Internet and tech gurus...


Update on Freelancer Payment Protection Act

Our Freelancer Payment Protection Act is on the move!  In the Assembly, the bill has passed through the Labor Committee and Codes Committee and now rests in the Ways and Means Committee. And this was no easy feat. We are deeply grateful to Assembly Speaker Silver for sponsoring the bill...


Four Things You Should Know About the Freelancer Payment Protection Act

1. What is the Freelancer Payment Protection Act?

The Freelancer Payment Protection Act is legislation introduced in New York State to help independent contractors collect compensation from their nonpaying clients. The bill was introduced in 2011 by Assembly Speaker Silver and Senators Golden, Lanza, and Squadron. The current bill numbers...


Save $50 off the Creative Freelancer Conference

Pack your bags and head to Chicago for the Creative Freelancer Conference, the only business conference for creative solopreneurs. Scheduled for June 23-24, this one-of-a-kind event sponsored by HOW magazine and Marketing Mentor will give you the tools you need to launch, build, and grow a successful freelance business. You...


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