White House Memo Ends Standoff Over Contractor Layoffs

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 6:51 PM EDT) -- A new White House offer to shield contractors from Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act liability resulting from pending automatic budget cuts caused contractors to back down Monday and Tuesday from threats to send layoff notices to workers just before the election.

Lockheed Martin Corp., which led the chorus of contractors that spoke out in favor of sending layoff notices, said Monday that it would not inform employees of potential job losses until it had more information about where the cuts would fall as the U.S....
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