Were you aware that before closing a plant or laying off a large number of employees you may be required to provide advance notice to the affected employees? Many employers are not aware of this requirement. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires that some employers give employees at least 60 days’ advance notice prior to certain plant closings and mass layoffs.
Employers with 100 or more employees must comply with the WARN Act. The 100 employee count does not include employees who have worked less than 6 months in the last 12 months or those employees who work less than 20 hours per week. It’s important to note that even though these employees are not included in the employee count, they still must be provided notification at least 60 days before a plant closing or mass layoff. Continue reading