Responding To Economic Crises: Complying With Warn Act Obligations

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Executive Summary

The Federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act ("WARN Act") requires that covered employers provide a specified notice of employment termination sixty (60) days prior to the date of a "Plant closing" or "Mass layoff" that results in an "Employment loss" for a sufficient number of employees. In addition, states have enacted "Mini-WARN" acts that impose similar, but sometimes more onerous obligations and penalties. WARN Acts can present a variety of issues for companies facing economic crises.

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