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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Photo of Jim Boudreau 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 Kelly Dobbs Bunting Kelly Dobbs Bunting

Kelly Bunting is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement group. She litigates federal and state class and collective actions alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage and off-the-clock work. She also defends employers around

Kelly Bunting is Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice’s Workforce Compliance & Regulatory Enforcement group. She litigates federal and state class and collective actions alleging wage and hour violations, misclassification, overtime, minimum wage and off-the-clock work. She also defends employers around the country in single plaintiff litigation involving gender, age, disability, race, national origin, religious and pregnancy discrimination, harassment and retaliation; whistleblower claims; theft of trade secrets; breach of duty; breach of employment agreements and restrictive covenants. Kelly has appeared before the EEOC, the NLRB, the DOL and many state agencies. She drafts and negotiates national and international employment agreements, secondment agreements, settlement and severance agreements. She has represented employers in numerous U.S. Department of Labor audits and investigations, and has conducted labor and employment due diligence in many M&A transactions.

Kelly advises multinational clients on workplace policies, best practices, internal investigations, cross-border issues and employment-related FCPA/anti-corruption law compliance. She is a founding member of the Global Workforce Solutions group, and has spoken on U.S. and international L&E topics around the world. In 2018, Kelly was listed in Who’s Who in Labour & Employment Law. In 2014, 2015 and 2016, Kelly was ranked as “Recommended” by The Legal 500 United States for her work in Labor and Employment: Workplace and Employment Counseling and is a member of Philadelphia’s first-tier ranked Labor & Employment Practice by U.S. News-Best Lawyers.

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.

Katie is experienced in political compliance matters such as congressional ethics rules; state and federal lobbying guidelines and reporting requirements; and state, federal, and local campaign finance compliance regulations. Katie advises a variety of corporate clients on compliance with the Lobbying Disclosure Act and Federal Election Commission regulations specific to political action committees (PACs) and fundraising guidelines. She manages federal and state lobbying reporting requirements for corporate clients and handles FARA filings for various foreign clients. In her over 12 years of campaign finance experience, Katie has managed a wide range of PACs at the state and federal level. She assists clients with the establishment of PACs, fundraising techniques, and the management of everyday PAC operations and periodic reporting requirements.

˘not admitted to the practice of law.

Photo of Monica P. Schulteis˘ Monica P. Schulteis˘

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.

˘not admitted to the practice of law.