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 »

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 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 »

Nevada Launches System to Accept Gig Workers’ Weekly Claims

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 »

DETR Announces Nevada Gig Workers Can File For Unemployment Starting Saturday

  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 »

Nevada Expects Up To 70K Gig Workers Seeking Virus Relief

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 »