Columbus adds pay protections for freelance workers

in Community/Local News

Columbus City Council yesterday approved new protections for independent workers meant to guarantee correct and timely pay.

Why it matters: A growing number of Americans are turning to freelance work in search of flexible schedules and professional independence, but they often lack the basic workplace standards of traditional jobs.

How it works: Under the new ordinance, set to go into effect next month, Columbus-based employers are required to adhere to written contracts that specify pay rate and services rendered for work worth $250 or more over a four-month period.

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