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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 »

A Reno exotic dancer and a Reno massage therapist 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 »

Amethyst Payne, owner of Therapeutic Massage by Amethyst, told The Nevada Independent she hopes that unlocking unemployment benefits will help replenish her depleted savings and allow her to stay current on rent at her home and at her massage studio. Amethyst Payne describes herself as a healer. And while she’s been unable to practice her… Read more »

By Hailey Konnath Law360 (April 30, 2020, 9:58 PM EDT) — Amazon has agreed to pay an $11.1 million settlement to an estimated 200,000 of its warehouse workers to put to rest claims that they should have been paid for time they spent in security lines before and after work, according to a filing in Kentucky… Read more »

The Ninth Circuit ruled that the Nevada federal district court impermissibly assumed the truth of intrinsic documents when it dismissed Plaintiff’s case and that Plaintiff had sufficiently alleged Nevada minimum wage, unpaid wage, and breach of contract claims. From Law360.com: 9th Circ. Revives Capital One Rep’s FLSA Suit By Danielle Nichole Smith Law360 (April 15, 2020,… Read more »

Eight underage strippers have filed a $15 million lawsuit against the city of Reno, claiming the city’s new law banning women younger than 21 from working in strip clubs is a civil rights violation. The strippers, who are all between the ages of 18 and 21, also argue the city’s licensing requirements imposed on female… Read more »