Many people rely heavily on unemployment benefits if they suddenly lose their jobs and it takes time to find new employment. For this reason, it can be incredibly concerning and disconcerting to learn that your claim for unemployment benefits has been denied. The good news is that Nevada unemployment law does set out an appeals process for denied claims. However, this process can be extremely complicated and can be time-consuming – all while you are struggling to cover your expenses without the benefits you need.
If you believe you should be entitled to unemployment benefits yet your claim was denied, it is critical to discuss your situation with a highly experienced Las Vegas unemployment appeals lawyer. By attempting to handle the appeal yourself, you risk a permanent wrongful denial of your benefits, so please call HKM Employment Attorneys today to learn how we can represent your rights.
Determining The Reason For Your Denial
The first step in our appeals process is to examine the documentation you received after you filed a claim with the Nevada Unemployment Insurance Claim Filing System (UInv). It is imperative to identify the reason or reasons why your claim was denied in order to know how to appeal the decision. The following are some commonly cited reasons for a denial of unemployment benefits in Nevada:
- You made an error during the claims process by not following necessary procedures or providing inaccurate or incomplete information. Often, you can appeal by rectifying the error and providing evidence of the correct information.
- Your employer claims that you quit your job on your own without having good cause to do so. If you did quit your job, you will have to prove on appeal that there was, in fact, good cause to quit beyond your control based on the work environment or other circumstances.
- Your employer claims you were fired because you engaged in misconduct. You will have to prove that no misconduct occurred or that your actions did not rise to the level of misconduct under the law.
In addition, if you have already been receiving benefits and your benefits are suddenly halted and future claims denied, it may be because the Unemployment Insurance Claims Division does not believe you are actively seeking work or willing to accept work should it become available.
Representing You Throughout The Appeals Process
The appeals process is complex and can involve telephone hearings or hearings in-person, which could include your employer making certain allegations. It is important to be properly represented by an attorney who can prepare an effective appeal and defend against wrongful allegations by your employer. These hearings can be more formal and adversarial than you may imagine but our legal team is here to stand up for your rights.
Contact Our Las Vegas Unemployment Appeals Lawyers For Assistance
No one should go through the unemployment appeals process on their own. Instead, if you have received a denial, your very first call should be to the Las Vegas office of HKM Employment Attorneys. Call a committed unemployment appeals lawyer for help today.