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Special Meeting | URGENT: How the New USDOL Rule Can Affect You

  • 16 Apr 2024
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Zoom


  • Non-members will receive Zoom registration link when payment is confirmed.

    Spaces are limited, so first come, first serve.

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We promised, and here it is: With the launch on March 11 of the U.S. Department of Labor's controversial "Classification of Independent Contractors and Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act," we freelancers have a myriad of questions regarding how that rule will affect us -- and our clients. Will those clients have to hire us as W2 employees -- or drop us altogether? How can we protect our businesses? Our careers? 

Calm down. Of Lawyers for the Creative Arts, "Unique Employment Lawyer" Lori Goldstein (who is also one of the top 100 Attorneys selected by Illinois Super Lawyerswill be providing the answers to those questions and many more. Join us as she helps us wrap our heads around a rule that can affect the way 72+ million Independent Contractors (including writers of all stripes) work and live. And that can impact 45% of the U.S. economy.

For background on this topic, please visit any of the following links:

Fight for Freelancers USA

"Are We About to Lose Our Independence?" March Stet President's Post

Everything You Need to Know About the Department of Labor Independent Contractor Rule

PLEASE NOTE:  Given the importance of this topic, we're conducting this meeting on Zoom in order to reach as many people as possible. IWOC will resume in-person meetings in May. 


IWOC and IWOSC Members

Admission is free for IWOC and IWOSC members. [NOTE TO MEMBERS: Please do not register on this event page. You will automatically be sent the Zoom registration link.]


Admission for non-members is $10 (USD). To pay, simply click the REGISTER button on this page. Upon confirmation of payment, you will soon receive the Zoom registration information. [NOTE: Payment registration closes at 5:30 p.m. CST on Tues., April 16.]

Meeting Membership Sign-up Discount

Non-members are eligible for a 10% discount on their first year of IWOC membership with a coupon code available at the meeting!

*photo by Markus Winkler

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