Employer Handbook - Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)


Who, What, Why . . .

Who does it apply to: All employers with 100 or more full-time employees (not counting workers who have less than 6 months on the job and employees who work fewer than 20 hours per week) or employ 100 or more employees that work 4,000 hours per week combined.

What is the purpose of the law: When a business covered by the Act is laying off a large number of people at a single worksite, the Act requires the employer to give advance notice so that the employees can begin looking for other work.

What circumstances trigger the notice requirement: Of course, it is complicated, but the following represent most of the possibilities...

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