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UPDATE: DETR Lawsuit Successful – Claim Filing Begins Saturday, May 16 @ 8:00 a.m. The Nevada Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (“DETR”) has announced that it will begin accepting applications for gig workers on Saturday, May 16, at 8:00 a.m. Apply for PUA benefits PUA Filing Instructions A dedicated phone line has been set… 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 »

Nevada Gig Workers Sue State For Promised US Jobless Funds

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 »

Gig Workers File Lawsuit Against Nevada Unemployment Office

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 »

Nevada Gig Workers Sue State For Promised US Jobless Funds

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 »