Losing a job can be devastating as you may suddenly lose your ability to pay your bills and expenses, and finding another position can take time. To protect individuals in this unexpected position, the state of Nevada requires employers to carry unemployment insurance. This insurance then provides benefits to qualified individuals who have lost their jobs to bridge the gap between positions and prevent them from experiencing financial ruin.
Because unemployment benefits can be so essential while you pursue new employment, it is important to identify when you are entitled to these benefits and when you have been wrongfully denied unemployment benefits. Do not hesitate to discuss your situation and your legal rights with a highly skilled and knowledgeable Las Vegas employment attorney if you have lost your job.
Determining Eligibility for Unemployment Benefits
There are basic criteria that you must meet in order to qualify for unemployment benefits under Nevada law. Some of the most important requirements include:
- You had been employed for a certain period of time in the past year;
- You did not quit your job without good cause to do so;
- You were not fired for misconduct;
- You have legal work status in the United States;
- You are actively seeking new employment;
- You are willing and able to accept suitable employment.
- The amount of benefits you can receive if you meet all the criteria is determined by a complex calculation based on your prior wages.
The Unemployment Claims Process
In order to receive unemployment benefits, you must file a claim with the Nevada Unemployment Insurance Claim Filing System (UInv). You must follow specific procedures and provide all required information to have your claim approved. You also must continually file subsequent claims for as long as you are unemployed to continue receiving benefits. Often, an error in the unemployment claims process can result in substantial delays or denial of your benefits so it can help to consult with an experienced unemployment lawyer who can help ensure you receive the benefits you deserve in a timely manner.
In addition, an unemployment attorney can review the benefits you are awarded to ensure that it is the proper amount to which you are entitled under the law based on your former wages. In addition, if your employer tries to challenge your benefits either at the beginning of the process or later down the line, our experienced legal team can defend against any false allegations and prove that you deserve the unemployment benefits that you need to support yourself.
Seek Help From an Experienced Nevada Unemployment Benefits Lawyer Today
At HKM Employment Attorneys in Las Vegas, our lawyers have seen firsthand how important unemployment benefits are to individuals in Nevada who unexpectedly lose their jobs. In addition, helping unemployed individuals support themselves is good for our community and our economy. For this reason, we will help you seek the benefits you deserve and will fight for your rights when any unemployment benefits are wrongfully denied. Call our Nevada unemployment benefits law firm for more information today.