Implications Of The New York State WARN Act

Law360, New York (December 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The financial conditions over the last few months have generated several mass layoffs of employees, and additional large-scale reductions in force are inevitable.

These actions give rise to a host of legal obligations and potential pitfalls, including obligations to give advance notice to workers who may be affected under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“Federal WARN Act”).

Workers who claim that they did not receive the legally mandated advance notice of a reduction can sue for lost wages, benefits and various penalties, as...
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