Freelancer/ Independent Contractor

Guide to Laws for Freelancers in Los Angeles


Most laws related to freelancers and independent contractors are made at the state and federal level. See our Guide to Freelancer Law in California and our Guide to Freelancer Law in the U.S.

One local issue for freelancers is the business license.


  • To protect your rights as a freelancer, you should get a good contract drafted by a lawyer to spell out exactly what the terms are when a client hires you.
  • Check out Rocket Lawyer1NOTE: Law Soup LLC may receive compensation from Rocket Lawyer if you use any of their services., which provides affordable and simple legal services for business & much more. They are currently offering a 7 day FREE TRIAL!
  • Or try to find a good lawyer on your own.

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