Model Alliance Protects Models

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Model Alliance and Freelancers Union are working together to ensure that models receive payment and are able to recoup lost wages.

The Model Alliance announced on their site; both organizations are working together to pass the Freelancer Payment Protection Act, which will protect models and freelancers in New York from deadbeat clients as well as protect models from wage theft from agencies.  Under this law, victims of non-payment will be able to file complaints with the New York State of Labor, and after investigating, the Department of Labor may award victims 100% of what they are owed plus lawyer fees. [Fashionista]