Relief For Struggling Employers Under WARN?

Law360, New York (June 29, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- What is WARN? In this perilous economy, employers must frequently make deep staffing cuts to make ends meet. Time is often of the essence, but the WARN Act must be part of this calculus.

Congress enacted the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act in 1988 to give employees and their communities time to prepare for large-scale employment losses. WARN is triggered by a “plant closing” or “mass layoff.”

A WARN “plant closing” is a shut down of an employment site — or one or more operating...
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