Is there a Minnesota equivalent of the federal WARN Act?

Q. We are closing one of our offices in Minnesota. The number of employees affected is not sufficient to trigger any notice obligations under the federal WARN Act. Does Minnesota have a state statute that would require us to give the employees advance notice of the restructuring?

A. No. Minnesota repealed its plant-closing law in 2001, but the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act continues to require employers to, among other things, provide notice of an impending employment loss in certain circumstances. If your company employs more than 100 employees and your closing will affect 50 or more employees at a single site, your company may need to comply with WARN Act notice requirements.

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