The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) offers economic aid, such as small business loans and unemployment assistance, to self-employed individuals who traditionally have not been eligible for such benefits. Businesses that rely on gig-economy workers may classify these individuals as independent contractors instead of employees, leaving such workers with limited options for obtaining benefits. In addition, those who are self-employed or sole proprietors may also be denied some work-related benefits that regular employees enjoy. This GT Alert outlines new and expanded opportunities available via the CARES Act for self-employed individuals, sole proprietorships, gig economy workers, and independent contractors.

Read the full GT Alert: “The CARES Act and the Self-Employed: A Primer.”

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Jim Boudreau

James N. Boudreau is Co-Chair of the Global Labor & Employment Practice and the Labor & Employment Practice’s Collective & Systemic Employment Litigation group. He represents management in class action and complex employment litigation and devotes the majority of his practice to managing…

James N. Boudreau is Co-Chair of the Global Labor & Employment Practice and the Labor & Employment Practice’s Collective & Systemic Employment Litigation group. He represents management in class action and complex employment litigation and devotes the majority of his practice to managing teams of attorneys and paralegals in nationwide class and collective actions from receipt of the complaint through discovery, class certification and trial. He is considered a thought leader in class-based employment litigation and has been listed by Human Resource Executive magazine as one of “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Lawyers – Top 100,” each year since 2013.  He was also selected as one of five Law360 “MVP – Labor and Employment,” for 2012, for his cutting-edge work representing employers in class and collective actions.

Photo of Katie P. Reed˘ Katie P. Reed˘

Katie is a Director in the Government Law and Policy Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office. She represents clients before the House and Senate on issues related to agriculture, energy and environment, tobacco, and appropriations and provides legislative research and support on…

Katie is a Director in the Government Law and Policy Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s Washington, D.C. office. She represents clients before the House and Senate on issues related to agriculture, energy and environment, tobacco, and appropriations and provides legislative research and support on a broad range of matters.

˘not admitted to the practice of law.

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Monica Prahl Schulteis is a Director in the firm’s Government Law & Policy Practice, representing clients on a wide range of issues including health care, education, postal, energy, government oversight, homeland security, appropriations, small business, technology and taxation. Monica’s bipartisan approach allows her…

Monica Prahl Schulteis is a Director in the firm’s Government Law & Policy Practice, representing clients on a wide range of issues including health care, education, postal, energy, government oversight, homeland security, appropriations, small business, technology and taxation. Monica’s bipartisan approach allows her to effectively advocate for her clients in both chambers of Congress as well as within the Administration. She has worked closely with many key policymakers in several House and Senate Congressional committees, including: House Energy and Commerce; House Education and the Workforce and Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committees; House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committee, House and Senate Appropriations Committees; Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committees; and House and Senate Small Business Committees.

With close to 15 years of experience, Monica has assisted clients in developing and implementing legislative and political strategies. Her work encompassing working with coalitions comprised of various advocacy groups, businesses and societies to further clients’ legislative and policy goals.