Sequester Threat Inflames Contractor WARN Woes, House Told

By Sindhu Sundar (February 14, 2013, 9:50 PM EST) -- Federal government contractors are still uncertain about whether looming sequestration cuts require them to provide notice on potential layoffs as required by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act even though failure to do so might expose them to millions of dollars in liabilities, experts told a House committee Thursday.

The sequester, now scheduled for March 1, threatens existing contracts as well as those yet to be awarded or renewed, along with the jobs associated with them. But their liability for not complying with the WARN act is even more vague after the U.S. Department of Labor told contractors in July...

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