DHL Express Loses Bid To Dismiss WARN Act Suit

Law360, New York (July 27, 2011, 4:58 PM EDT) -- An Alabama federal judge on Tuesday refused to dismiss a proposed class action alleging that DHL Express (USA) Inc. laid off employees without sufficient notice, rejecting arguments that because the plaintiffs worked for a contractor, DHL was not actually their employer.

U.S. District Judge Virginia Emerson Hopkins said that under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which requires large companies instituting mass layoffs to give workers 60 days' notice, liability may possibly also extend to companies that have an interdependent contractual relationship with the workers’...
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