When the State of Nevada makes a decision about an application for unemployment benefits, either the employee or employer can file an appeal to reconsider the decision. We offer affordable representation in hearings for unemployment appeals. You can submit your information at the bottom of this page and we’ll contact you to discuss representation.
* Note: we can only help with scheduled unemployment appeals–we cannot assist with filing for unemployment. Please refer to this website for information and possible assistance. If you have submitted an appeal, it can currently take up to 6-12 weeks for DETR to schedule an appeal hearing.
Why Are Unemployment Claims Denied?
The Department of Employment, Training, and Rehabilitation (DETR) can deny a claim for unemployment benefits for a variety of reasons. For example, the applicant may not have earned sufficient income to qualify, or the applicant might turn down suitable work or fail to look for a new job at all. DETR will also deny unemployment benefits if the employer reports that either the employee quit the job voluntarily or the employee was discharged because of misconduct. These two reasons are the most common issues involved in unemployment appeals.
How Can I Appeal an Unemployment Benefits Decision in Nevada?
Either party must file an appeal within 11 days of the date that DETR mails out its notice of determination. The appealing party must explain why the appeal is being filed. Employees should remember that during the appeals process they must continue to file weekly claims for benefits and continue to search for work.
After an appeal is filed, the parties will receive a hearing notice that provides details about the time, location, and purpose of the hearing.
How Does an Unemployment Appeals Hearing Work?
At an appeals hearing, the employee and employer meet together in a room (or on the phone) with a referee. Each party has an opportunity to present their case for why the original decision was either correct or incorrect. Both sides can present evidence and examine–and cross-examine–witnesses. Neither party is required to have an attorney represent them at the hearing, but an attorney’s knowledge of the nuances of the law and the best way to question witnesses, present evidence, and make arguments can be very helpful.
What Happens After the Hearing?
Within a few days to a few weeks, the referee will mail a written decision to both parties that explains the decision and how the referee came to it.
What if I Disagree with the Referee’s Decision?
Either party can appeal the referee’s decision to the Board of Review. The appeal must be filed within 11 days of the date of decision, and it must explain the issues the party intends to raise before the Board.
The Board of Review will likely not hold a hearing, and, in most cases, it will not accept additional evidence–it will simply review the evidence that was presented to the referee and decide whether the referee made any errors.
After the Board of Review’s decision, the parties can ask a Nevada district court judge to review the decision. This appeal also needs to be filed within 11 days. If the parties wish, they can make one final appeal to a Nevada appeals court.
How Can We Help?
We can assist you with your unemployment appeal by reviewing your case, submitting evidence, and representing you at the hearing. Our representation is affordable when compared to other law firms; we charge a flat fee of $675.00 for representation at the first appeal level, which must be paid up front. The fee for higher levels of appeal depends on the circumstances of the case.
If you’re interested in representation in the Las Vegas area, or if the hearing is being conducted via phone anywhere in the State, then submit your information in the form below and we’ll get back to you.
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After filling out the form below, please submit any documents pertaining to your case to firstname.lastname@example.org.