The company appears to have decided to do a pile of cutbacks and are claiming "performance" as the reason, not for any restructuring or realignments, HR said the federal WARN act doesn't apply. The were quick to point out they were still giving 1 additional month as a full associate, and if you sign an agreement (who knows what will actually be in it, probably signing away your right to sue for age discrimination and to not say anything negative about the company), they will give you a few thousand dollars.
Why would the go the cheap route and attempt to bypass the federal WARN act? They are playing with fire and a class action lawsuit. I doubt I am the only person who was told this today, and no documented performance reasons and I haven't received a bad review ever. Seems very strange