Month: March 2020

Posted in Freelancing

CARES Act Provides Help to Self-Employed Workers and Independent Contractors

From Mintz, David R. Lagasse  and Danielle M. Bereznay provide an excellent summary of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief…

Posted in Misclassification

Gig workers could get unemployment benefits under $2 trillion Senate stimulus bill 

From Techcruch, Megan Rose Dickey, and Taylor Hatmaker report that the stimulus bill allows gig workers to…

Posted in Arbitration

DoorDash Isn’t the Only Company That Has Been Ordered to Conduct More Than 5,000 Individual Arbitrations – Postmates Has Been, Too

From JDSupra, Michael Kun reports that Postmates has been ordered to arbitration with 5,000 drivers. Michael writes:…

Posted in Misclassification

UPDATED: President Signs Sweeping Congressional Action In Response to Coronavirus

From Lexology, Laura Lawless and Daniel B. Pasternak report that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by the…

Posted in Texas

COVID-19: Self employed Texans get some relief benefits

From The American Genius, April Bingham discusses opportunities for independent contractors to obtain benefits through Disaster Unemployment…

Posted in California

Independent Contractors In California May Have Limited Options To Apply For Unemployment Due To Coronavirus

From Capradio, Chris Nichols discusses the challenges facing independent contractors due to the spread of Covid-19. Chris…

Posted in New Jersey

New Jersey COVID-19 Bills Would Expand Employee Benefits, Establish Benefits for Independent Contractors

From JacksonLewis, James M. McDonnell and Justin B. Cutlip report on proposed legislation in New Jersey that, among…

Posted in Misclassification

America needs paid sick leave laws to stop coronavirus from spreading

From an opinion piece in The Hill, Terri Gerstein says that the coronavirus makes it clear that…

Posted in Misclassification

Twitter: Keeping our employees and partners safe during #coronavirus

From the Twitter blog, Jennifer Christie shares some of the steps Twitter is taking during the coronavirus…

Posted in Misclassification

Coronavirus: Google creates fund for contractor sick pay 

From Business Insider, Tyler Sonnemaker reports that Google announced it created a fund for contract and temporary…

Posted in Misclassification

Coronavirus highlights tensions for gig workers

From The Mercury News, Erica Hellerstein discusses the challenges facing independent contractors and gig workers during the…

Posted in Misclassification

Coronavirus FAQs for Employers 

From JDSupra, Katheryn Andresen, Courtney Blanchard, Allyson Petersen, and Mai Lee Yang provide information for employers regarding…