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By Michelle L. Price With Nevada the only U.S. state not taking applications for federal coronavirus relief payments to gig workers, two self-employed single mothers in Reno are suing to force the state to begin paying thousands of out-of-work people the more than $600 a week Congress promised. “Congress said do it. Nevada isn’t doing… Read more »

Nevada has finally launched a system to accept weekly claims from non-traditional workers for unemployment benefits authorized by the federal government. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation announced Saturday that Nevadans eligible for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program could begin filing weekly claims. The department made the announcement about 2 1/2 hours after… Read more »

  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… Read more »

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada unemployment officials expect as many as 70,000 idled self-employed, contract and gig workers will apply for $600 per week in coronavirus relief benefits promised by Congress, once phone and online systems for the state’s jobless program open on Saturday. “We do expect a significant and high volume of callers,” new… Read more »

UPDATE (MAY 15): Nevada Department of Training and Rehabilitation is asking people to refrain from attempting to file PUA claims until Saturday. According to DETR, the website for PUA claims, employnv.gov, will not be live until Saturday. As well, the phone line for assistance (1-800-603-9681) will also not be active until Saturday. Upon launch, DETR… Read more »

RENO, Nev. – An exotic dancer and a massage therapist here have filed a lawsuit against the state of Nevada over its failure to implement a system to allow the self-employed to apply for new unemployment benefits available because of the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed by Iris Podesta-Mireles, a licensed exotic dancer, and Amethyst Payne,… Read more »

Nevada is the only U.S. state not taking applications for federal coronavirus relief payments to gig workers. Now two self-employed single mothers in Reno are suing to force the state to begin paying thousands of out-of-work people the more than $600 a week that Congress promised. Attorney Mark Thierman says self-employed people, independent contractors and… Read more »

By Subrina Hudson and Bailey Schulz Las Vegas Review-Journal May 12, 2020 – 7:37 pm It has been nearly two months since gig workers in Nevada were deemed eligible to file for unemployment insurance benefits, as part of the CARES Act, and they’re still waiting. Two Reno-based independent contractors, Amethyst Payne and Iris Podesta-Mireles, have… Read more »

By KEN RITTER May 13, 2020 LAS VEGAS (AP) — With Nevada the only U.S. state not taking applications for federal coronavirus relief payments to gig workers, two self-employed single mothers in Reno are suing to force the state to begin paying thousands of out-of-work people the more than $600 a week Congress promised. “Congress… Read more »

RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — Two Reno independent contractors sued the State of Nevada — the only state in the country where gig workers still can’t collect unemployment benefits under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. Nevada’s Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation has yet to launch a portal where rideshare drivers, massage… Read more »