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Mar 25, 2011

Freelancer's Rights Workshop on April 21st at Greenpoint Co-Working!

Franqui Law Group will host a workshop at Greenpoint Co-Working on April 21st, 7-9 pm.

A must for independent contractors and freelancers!

FREELANCER’S RIGHTS! -
 How to maximize contract negotiating skills and get paid what you’re worth.

Let’s face it – contracts can be intimidating and confusing.  Not knowing what you are signing can result in literally “gifting” away valuable rights to your work. Don’t give it away for free!  Learn what basic terms in freelancer or independent contracts mean, and where you can negotiate to protect your rights and get paid what you are worth!

Taught by:  Elizabeth Franqui, Esq., Franqui Law Group.  Elizabeth is a former freelancer and now an attorney specializing in employment law.  She has 14 years’ experience counseling individuals and small businesses on business contract and employment law issues. She will share her unique insight in drafting Independent Contractor agreements.

You will learn:

The Benefits Of Coming To The Table With A Standard Contract For Your Work

What Important Contract Provisions Should I Know About?

“Work-for-Hire” - Do I sign away rights to designs or art I create or own them? 

“Trademark or Copyright” protection - Can I copyright or trademark my work? Who is responsible for licensing work created by others?

Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation”  - Can I ask for more money if I agree to sign a non-compete/non-solicitation agreement?

Other - What is a confidentiality agreement?  Can I sue if the client I work for stops paying me, or changes its terms or rates without notice? Is it legal if my client was my employer but they laid me off and made me an “Independent Contractor”?

Non-member workshop fee is $45.  A true bargain!

Signup through the Greenpoint Co-working - www.greenpointcoworking.com