Plant Closings & Layoffs

The Department of Labor has guidelines for businesses that are closing or downsizing. Make sure you're covered and compliant by talking to Bambee first.

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What's the Law?

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) provides protection for employees affected by layoffs through mandatory notice by employers prior to the termination event.

Specific provisions of WARN include:

  • 60 days advance notice of plant closings at companies with 100 or more employees if event will affect 50 or more employees
  • 60 days advance notice of mass layoffs at companies with 500 or more employees
  • Notification to employees themselves or to their appropriate labor union

Am I at Risk?

Failure to provide appropriate notice can result in penalties of up to $500 for each day of violation.