Payne v DETR

Thierman Buck Law Firm again filed against DETR on June 22, 2020 @ 2:05 PM Thierman Buck came to recognize that despite the PUA Portal being established (for gig workers/1099/ independent contractors/ sole proprietors), following the previous filing, these claimants were STILL not being paid. In the interest of Nevadans – Thierman Buck filed an… Read more »


JUDGE TO DETR: SHOW CAUSE BY JULY 7, 2020 WHY GIG WORKERS ARE NOT BEING PAID, OR COURT WILL ISSUE AN ORDER TO PAY THEM ALL At 1:03 pm on June 24, 2020, The Honorable Barry L. Breslow, Judge of the Second Judicial District Court – State of Nevada signed an “Order to Show Cause”… Read more »

DETR Reports Declining Unemployment Numbers As Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Failure To Pay Around 60K Nevada Gig Workers

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada’s unemployment department is reporting improved jobless numbers in the state at the same time a class action lawsuit filed against the department is alleging it’s failing to pay approximately 60,000 gig workers in a timely manner. The Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, known as DETR, released its May 2020… Read more »

DETR Facing Litigation

KTNV Jeremy Chen reports – interviews partner Mark Thierman Finalized data from the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) show initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) totaled 10,620 for the week ending June 13, down 128 claims, or 1.2 percent, compared to last week’s total of 10,748. This is the seventh consecutive week… Read more »

Lawsuit: DETR Should Pay Now, Sort Out Later Which Program Supplies The Funds

By Michelle Rindels – June 22nd, 2020 Plaintiffs in an amended lawsuit want a court to order the state to pay unemployment benefits to claimants even when it’s not clear whether they should be getting the funds from the standard, state program or a federally funded Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program for independent workers. The… Read more »

Filing Update – PUA Claimants Please Read

Letter from Mr. Thierman: Dear putative class members— (all gig workers still not being paid unemployment compensation even though they have a valid claim pending with DETR): Attached to this email is a stamped copy of some of the papers we filed with the Court in the above captioned class action against DETR for failing… Read more »

DETR Glossary of Terms

PUA Claim Issues Outstanding Claim Issues. Unresolved issues that are under review by staff. DUA – Unemployment not Result of Disaster. Indication that your unemployment or separation may not be a result of a disaster. PUA – Other Program Eligibility. Indication that you may have other program eligibility available such as regular unemployment insurance. PUA… Read more »

DETR Press Release: 6-12-2020

Latest press release from DETR regarding unemployment benefits. Click to view or copy paste into browser

DETR adv Payne

Judge Breslow’s Order of Mandate – PAYNE v. DETR At 2:26 PM on July 22, 2020, The Honorable Judge Barry L. Breslow filed his Order of Mandate. Leer en español: AQUÍ Judge Breslow signed the Order directing DETR to take three specific actions, set a follow up hearing for July 30, at 10:00 a.m., asked Special… Read more »

Self-Employed Suing State

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 »