NY WARN Act Could Snag Unprepared Employers

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the economic downturn prompts more and more companies to ponder layoffs, New York businesses considering reductions in force will soon have to worry about a new law that could trigger lawsuits and get them in hot water with state regulators.

The New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, which goes into effect Feb. 1, is more expansive and affects more employers than the federal WARN Act. Given the perilous time for companies, the law could instantly become problematic across the Empire State, experts...
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