Federal WARN Act Information on Mass Layoffs and Plant Closings

Last Updated on June 26, 2017

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Eligible individuals must have worked at a plant with at least 50 employees or been part of a mass layoff of at least 500 workers. However, if the mass layoff affected 50-499 workers, and this makes up 33% of the workforce, the individual is also eligible.
Employees not given advanced notice of a plant layoff or closing may not have enough time to properly prepare for a job loss.
Additional Details
The WARN Act aims to allow employees and their families the opportunity to prepare for an upcoming job loss or plant closure.
The Warn Act became effective in 1989.