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Just so you know, they've contracted with temporary agencies to provide work from home temps to fill in the gaps. How do I know? I'm one of the people they contacted. I'm also a former employee (gone in 2018) and I laughed at their pathetic attempts. Here in NY the law is clear: The New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) Act requires covered businesses to provide early warnings of closures and layoffs to workers, employee representatives, the Department of Labor, and local workforce development boards. Advanced notice gives workers, their families, and communities time to transition, seek new employment, enter workforce training programs with assistance from the Department of Labor and local workforce development boards.
The WARN Act applies to private businesses with 50 or more full time workers in New York State. It covers:
Closings affecting 25 or more workers
Mass layoffs involving 25 or more full-time workers (if the 25 or more workers make up at least 33% of all the workers at the site)
Mass layoffs involving 250 or more full-time workers
Certain other relocations and covered reductions in work hours
Penalties include paying back wages and civil penalties. Change Healthcare makes out by allowing this to be litigated for years (if necessary) and filing Chapter 11. Woo hoo.
Wow, that's kind of cut-throat. Use people and throw them away.