New amendments to the New Yorknow mean New York employers face tougher layoff notification requirements under state law than they do under federal law. Both the New York Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (NYWARN) Act and the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act require private employers to give employees advance, written notice of impending layoffs, plant closures and relocations.
But the NYWARN Act, which takes effect Feb. 1, 2009, imposes requirements in addition to those mandated by the federal WARN Act.
Employers covered by the NYWARN Act include “any business enterprise that employs fifty or more employees, excluding part-time employees, or fifty or more employees that work in the aggregate at least two thousand hours per week.”
The act requires employers to provide written notice at least 90 days in advance of:
- A mass layoff resulting in empl...(register to read more)