Thread regarding Optum layoffs

2019 Layoff planning

If you think you may be laid off (or have been laid off), under Federal law, your employer is required to give you 60 days’ notice (and pay you for those 60 days)

The 60 days is in addition to any severance you may be entitled to. This is required under the Federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

In most states, there is also a state agency that enforces a similar law – those agencies are listed below

If your employer does not give you the 60 days’ notice (and / or does not pay you for those 60 days), you may file a complaint with these state agencies. You may also sue your employer, but that won’t be necessary because once the Federal government or the State agency investigates, the employer will do what the law requires them to do

If these links don’t work, please type state name Warn Act in any search engine to identify the agency for your state

If you need a lawyer who specializes in the Warn Act, type Warn, your state, and lawyer in any search engine

Since WARN started as a Federal law, please review this information first, and then the read the info for your state below

https://www.doleta.gov/programs/factsht/warn.htm

Minnesota’s Mini-WARN Act

https://minnesotaemployer.com/2011/10/17/minnesotas-mini-warn-act/

Arizona Department of Economic Security

https://des.az.gov/services/employment/job-seekers/workforce-professionals-landing-page/worker-adjustment-retraining

California

Employment Development Department, Workforce Services Division, WARN Act Coordinator

https://www.edd.ca.gov/jobs_and_training/layoff_services_warn.htm

Colorado Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/warn

Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

Connecticut Department of Labor

https://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/progsupt/bussrvce/rrwarn.htm

Delaware

https://joblink.delaware.gov/ada/mn_warninfo_dsp.cfm?rand=450875

Florida Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

http://www.floridajobs.org/office-directory/division-of-workforce-services/workforce-programs/worker-adjustment-and-retraining-notification-(warn)-act

Georgia

https://dol.georgia.gov/documents/georgia%E2%80%99s-worker-adjustment-and-retraining-notification-warn-guide

Hawaii

https://labor.hawaii.gov/wdd/files/2012/12/Plant-Closing-Handbook-Printable-Version-Revised-121912.pdf

Illinois Department of Commerce and Local Workforce Innovation Areas (LWIAs)

https://www.illinois.gov/dceo/workforcedevelopment/warn/Pages/default.aspx

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

https://www.in.gov/dwd/2563.htm

Iowa

https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/worker-adjustment-and-retraining-notification-act

Kentucky

https://kcc.ky.gov/employer/Pages/Business-Downsizing-Assistance---WARN.aspx

Louisiana Workforce Commission

http://www.laworks.net/workforcedev/wfd_warnfacts.asp

Maine

https://joblink.maine.gov/ada/mn_warninfo_dsp.cfm?rand=381524

Maryland

https://www.dllr.state.md.us/employment/warn.shtml

Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the Department of Career Service (DCS) Rapid Response team

https://www.mass.gov/service-details/worker-adjustment-and-retraining-act-warn-weekly-report

Michigan

https://www.michigan.gov/wda/0,5303,7-304-64178_64179---,00.html

Mississippi Department of Employment Security

https://mdes.ms.gov/employers/mdes-employer-services/layoff-preparation/worker-adjustment-and-retraining-notification-(warn)-act-compliance-assistance-materials/

Missouri Division of Workforce Development (DWD)

https://jobs.mo.gov/employer/warn

Nevada

http://detr.state.nv.us/ESD%20Pages/Rapid%20response.htm

New Hampshire Employment Security

https://www.nhes.nh.gov/services/employers/compliance.htm

New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions

https://www.dws.state.nm.us/Business/Business-Information/Rapid-Response-WARN-Act

New Jersey Business Closing/Mass Layoff Notification Law

https://www.nj.gov/labor/lwdhome/warn/njwarn.html

New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

https://labor.ny.gov/workforcenypartners/warn/warnportal.shtm

North Carolina

https://www.nccommerce.com/wf/businesses/warn-information

https://www.nccommerce.com/business/business-closure-resources/file-warn-report

North Dakota

http://www.jobsnd.com/unemployment-business/employer-responsibilities-employee-separations

Ohio

http://jfs.ohio.gov/warn/index.stm

Oklahoma

https://oklahomaworks.gov/find-a-job/rapid-response/

Oregon

https://www.oregon.gov/highered/institutions-programs/workforce/Pages/warn.aspx

Pennsylvania

https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Workforce-Development/warn/Pages/default.aspx

Rhode Island

http://www.dlt.ri.gov/bwc/warn.htm

South Carolina

https://dew.sc.gov/employers/employer-services/warn-act

South Dakota

https://dlr.sd.gov/workforce_services/businesses/warn_notices.aspx

Tennessee

https://www.tn.gov/workforce/employers/staffing-redirect/layoffs---unemployment/warn-notices.html

Texas Workforce Commission

https://twc.texas.gov/businesses/worker-adjustment-and-retraining-notification-warn-notices

Utah

https://jobs.utah.gov/employer/business/prelayoff.html

Vermont

http://labor.vermont.gov/workforce-development/rapid-response/

Virginia

http://www.vec.virginia.gov/warn-notices

Washington

https://esd.wa.gov/about-employees/WARN

West Virginia

http://www.wvcommerce.org/business/workforcewv/job_seekers/warn.aspx

Wisconsin

https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dislocatedworker/employer/tools/notice/wbcml_overview.htm

Since these states have no Warn Act, the Federal Warn Act applies in these states

Alabama

Alaska

Arkansas

Idaho

Kansas

Montana

Nebraska

Wyoming

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Please learn about the Federal WARN Act

https://www.dol.gov/general/topic/termination/plantclosings

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my understanding is that the WARN Act is only for mass layoffs (> 500 or 1/3 of work force )in ONE facility. Optum /United health care lays off people across multiple facilities and always stays under the mass lay off "magic number). please correct me if I am wrong

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