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Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

What are the WARN Act's notice requirements, and who is covered?

"In a nutshell, the WARN Act requires a covered employer to provide 60 days' advance notice of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs to affected employees or the employees' union representative, if any; the state dislocated worker unit; and the chief elected official of the local government," said Ben Ho, an attorney with Baker McKenzie in San Francisco.

The notice provided to each of these groups must include specific information detailed in applicable regulations, said Ted Hollis, an attorney with Quarles & Brady in Indianapolis.

Covered employers are those with at least 100 full-time employees.

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Additional resources are organized under these headings

Compliance Resources
State "Mini-WARN" Laws
Remote Workers

Compliance Resources

WARN Notice Letter
WARN – Letter to Government Officials
SHRM Samples

WARN Act Compliance Assistance
Plant Closings and Layoffs
eLaws: WARN Advisor

State "Mini-WARN" Laws
Employers considering a layoff can contact their Dislocated Worker Unit for information on notice requirements in their state.

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Mintz | May 2020

States May Have Additional Layoff Notice Requirements Under "Mini-WARN" Statutes
Sheppard Mullin | Mar 2020

(scroll down to) State "Mini-WARN" Acts
Arent Fox | Mar 2020

New Jersey Employers: Plan Ahead for the Long-Delayed Overhaul of the State's WARN Act
Duane Morris | Aug 2022

Remote Workers

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WARN Act Considerations in the Remote Work Era as Recession Threatens
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Remote Work Employees Bring Class Action Suit Under WARN Act
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Can Discharging Remote Workers Trigger the WARN Act at a 'Single Site of Employment'?
Ogletree | Jan 2022

How do we Determine Where Remote Employees "Work" for WARN Act Purposes?
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