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Law firm WARN Act suit gets class-action status

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A federal judge recently certified two classes of workers in a suit accusing the law firm Thelen, LLP, of firing them without notice. Also certified were three subclasses of workers alleging that the defunct law firm failed to compensate them for vacation time.

Magistrate Judge Elizabeth D. Laporte of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California certified a federal class of workers alleging violations of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and a class alleging violations of the California Relocations, Terminations and Mass Layoffs Act (the California WARN Act).

Laporte also approved three subclasses of New York, California, and Connecticut workers who claimed that Thelen owed them vacation time. Thelen, which was forced to shut down in December 2008, argued that its layoffs were not “reasonably foreseeable,” and thus not subject to WARN Act notice requirements.

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