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Measure seeks initial tax exemption, contract protections for freelancers

Albay 2nd district Rep. Jose Ma. Salceda has filed a bill seeking to protect the rights of freelance workers and to exempt them from taxes initially. Rep. Salceda filed House Bill 1527, which if passed will become the Freelance Workers Protection Act. He said the measure “provides a remedy in the event that an employer refuses to pay a freelancer for services rendered” and cited the need to set up protections because the freelance economy is growing.