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WARN Act: compliance tips

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The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) requires employers to give advance notice during a mass layoff or plant shutdown. Knowing those circumstances and the definitions involving WARN (e.g., plant closing, mass layoff, employment loss, faltering company, temporary shutdown) is a requisite for avoiding WARN violations.

WARN requires covered employers to give employees 60 days’ advance notice of a planned layoff or shutdown that affects at least 50 employees and results in a loss of work for more than six months, termination, or a certain reduction in work hours.


Employers covered under WARN employ:

  • 100 or more employees, excluding part-time workers; or
  • 100 or more employees, including part-time workers, who work more than a total of 4,000 hours per week (not including overtime).

Covered employers also include nonprofit organizations of the specified size, independent contractors, a...(register to read more)

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