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As Weather Cools Down, WARN Act Lawsuits Likely to Heat Up

The global COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect employers, with no clear end in sight. While the prospect of a functioning vaccine may have to wait for a while, a spike in Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act litigation may be on the horizon.

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Layoff, Furlough Notices Not to Be Forgotten During COVID-19 Crisis

Just a few weeks ago, employers nationwide were struggling to fill positions during a time of record-low unemployment. But seemingly in the blink of an eye, the economic news has turned to temporary shutdowns, mass layoffs, and talk of a recession that could put some employers out of business permanently.

It’s not you, it’s the economy: making difficult employment decisions during a downturn

by Kyla Stott-Jess and Claire Himsl In the face of an economic downturn, some employers across Canada are being forced to tighten their belts and make hard choices about workforce downsizing. However, what may initially begin as a cost-cutting exercise can quickly turn into a legal quagmire if the process is not executed properly and […]

Vermont’s layoff warning law to take effect January 15

by Jeff Nolan The substantive notice requirements of Vermont’s new law requiring warnings before mass layoffs takes effect January 15, meaning the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) isn’t the only law requiring certain employers to notify employees of an impending plant closing or mass layoff. The Vermont Notice of Potential Layoffs […]

Iowa ‘Mini’ WARN Act Goes Into Effect July 1, 2010

A new state law imposing stringent notice requirements on Iowa employers engaging in business closings or mass layoffs goes into effect Thursday, July 1, 2010. Near the end of the 2010 session, the Iowa Legislature passed a state version of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Often referred to as a “mini” […]