DETR adv Payne

DETR Announces Nevada Gig Workers Can File For Unemployment Starting Saturday



DETR adv Payne

CARSON CITY, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Gig workers across Nevada can start applying for unemployment insurance starting on Saturday.

During a virtual news conference on Thursday, interim director Heather Korbulic said the state’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program will be live starting May 16.

Applicants will need the following:

  • W2 or 1099
  • Tax returns
  • Pay stubs
  • Bank receipts
  • Billing statements

The Alorica call center, the vendor hired by DETR, will now serve as a hotline specifically for PUA claimants effective May 14 at 8p.m. Korbulic stresses the importance of claimants doing their research prior to filing. Claims will be backdated until the date of eligibility which could be as early as Jan. 27, 2020.

Nevada was the last state to launch a portal where rideshare drivers, massage therapists and other independent contractors could receive benefits.

A 12-page class-action lawsuit filed by attorney Mark Thierman, on the behalf of two Reno independent contractors against DETR, says that interim director Korbulic and other top officials have caused the plaintiffs irreparable harm.

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