HR Management & Compliance

Measure Could Expand Pre-Layoff Notice Period Under WARN

Employers would have to
pay out bigger bucks in connection with mass layoffs and plant closings under a
measure pending in Congress. The legislation, H.R. 3796, sponsored by Rep.
George Miller, a Martinez, Calif., Democrat, would require employers
covered by the existing Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
(WARN) to provide at least 90 days’ advance notice of impending layoffs, up
from the current 60-day requirement. The bill would also double penalties for
notice violations, permitting employees to recover two days of back pay for
each calendar day employers fall short of the 90-day notice. Currently, WARN
gives aggrieved employees up to 60 days of back pay. We’ll keep you posted on
the legislation’s status.


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