As the January 1, 2013, "fiscal cliff" deadline fast approaches, the Senate may be close to a compromise "solution" as we push midnight tonight. Whether a deal will emerge that can pass the House and be signed by the...more
Federal spending cuts as a result of the looming fiscal cliff may have an additional impact on federal contractors anticipating layoffs or plant closures. Employers with 100 or more employees are required to provide their...more
Despite written guidance from the Department of Labor (DOL) and the White House through its Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the so-called "Fiscal Cliff," a series of budget cuts and simultaneous expiration of tax cuts,...more
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN” or the “Act”) requires that employers provide advance notice to employees when effectuating mass layoffs or plant closings. Over the past few months, the Act has...more
Like Thelma and Louise in the movie of the same name driving their convertible over the cliff, or even more analogous, like a bunch of lemmings blindly following their leaders over the precipice, as a nation we may be headed...more
On July 30, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued a "guidance" letter regarding whether federal contractors must issue written notices - pursuant to the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) -...more
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