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New Minneapolis ordinance offers protections for freelance workers

New Minneapolis ordinance offers protections for freelance workers Photo: KSTP.

KSTP
Updated: July 31, 2020 01:59 PM
Created: July 31, 2020 12:51 PM

Friday, the Minneapolis City Council approved an ordinance that will offer protections to freelance workers and independent contractors. 

According to the city, more than 33% of independent contractors who responded to a survey said they lost income in the last 12 months due to "a hiring party's failure to pay, underpayment or late payment for work performed." 

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The new ordinance requires that businesses that hire freelance workers confirm work agreement in writing. 

It also a violation of the ordinance if the person or company refuses to pay the worker as stated in a contract. 

The ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1, 2021. 


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