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Were you laid off? WARN Act

The WARN Act requires an employer to notify employees, in writing, 60 days before a layoff, and pay the employee for those 60 days, in addition to any severance the employee may be entitled to. Unfortunately, some employers attempt to circumvent the law. If your employer did not provide you the 60 days’ notice (and pay you for those 60 days), please contact the Federal Department of Labor (DOL) or your state’s WARN office for help.

The original Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) was a Federal law that applied to all 50 states. Since the Federal WARN law was passed, most states have enacted a state WARN Act.

Among other things, the state WARN acts require employers to report layoff statistics to a state office. In fact, an employer may report the number of employees they intend to layoff, by location, before the layoff and report that information to a state WARN act office.

Therefore, assuming the employer complied with state law, you might be able to learn about the number of employees an employer intends to layoff, by location, before the layoff. Otherwise, you can determine the number of employees that were laid off after the layoff.

If your employer laid off employees and you don’t find the layoff statistics on the sites below, you may anonymously report this to your state’s office responsible for the WARN act, and they will instruct the employer to report the statistics

The Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification ACT (WARN) is a Federal law that applies to all 50 states
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@4fiz+1kSbkNQv I got mines today as well. I work in recruiting and HR as a CW. What position did you get laid off from and are you a CW?

Post ID: @5jet+1kSbkNQv

Got my 2 weeks notice today. Anyone else?

Post ID: @4fiz+1kSbkNQv

Sorry but you got that wrong. If the company fails to give you 60 days notice then they have to pay you 60 days of pay. If on the other hand they did give you 60 days notice then they do NOT have to pay you 60 days pay.

Most large companies are generous and give a 60 days notice, 60 days pay and a severance package. Small mom and pop companies will often ignore the WARN Act and dare you to sue them.

I worked for a 300 employee company that laid off 50% of their work force with 4 hours notice. I informed the state and the state did nothing. I was told if I wanted to pursue it, I would need to sue my former employer.

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