Illinois Creates Freelance Workers Protection Act

Under Illinois’ new Freelance Workers Protection Act, except as otherwise provided by law, a freelance worker must be paid the contracted compensation amount no later than 30 days after the freelance worker provides the product or completes the services under the contract. The Act also provides that once a freelance worker has commenced preparation of the product or performance of the services under the contract, a contracting entity shall not require as a condition of timely payment that the freelance worker accept less compensation than the amount of the contracted compensation. Additionally, all contracts for products and services of freelance workers must now be reduced to writing.

The Act goes into effect on July 1, 2024. For more information on the Act, click here.