FOREWARN Act Aims To Beef Up WARN Protections

Law360, New York (August 27, 2009, 3:44 PM EDT) -- New legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate aims to give advanced notification of mass layoffs to a wider swath of employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, as well as strengthen penalties for employers violating WARN.

The Federal Oversight, Reform and Enforcement of the WARN Act, or the FOREWARN Act, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Reps. George Miller, D-Calif., and John McHugh, R-N.Y., in the House Thursday, is a bipartisan effort designed in response to...
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