Remember the WARN Act when making reductions in force

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During difficult economic times, businesses consider various cost-cutting measures—and shrinking the company’s workforce often tops the list. But failing to give employees adequate notice of layoffs can quickly turn a cost-savings initiative into a significant liability.

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act is a federal statute that requires employers to give advance notice to employees before implementing plant closures and layoffs in certain situations. The law is designed to alert workers of impending job cuts so they have time to look for new jobs or to participate in retraining to qualify them for new jobs.

Who’s covered?

The WARN Act applies to organizations that employ at least 100 full-time employees, or 100 o...(register to read more)

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