No ruling yet on gig worker class-action lawsuit against DETR


By Mike Shoro 

July 7, 2020 – 8:00 am, Updated July 7, 2020 – 4:09 pm


Nevada’s self-employed workers hoping for a judicial remedy to their pending unemployment claims will have to wait another week or so for an answer.

The plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation were “almost, but not quite” able to convince Judge Barry Breslow in a Tuesday court hearing that Nevada’s employment office should be forced to immediately pay independent contractors, self-employed and gig workers with pending claims under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.

There were 247,030 total new PUA claims filed last week, of which 139,107 haven’t been paid, according to DETR data.

Continue reading: Las Vegas Review Journal

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