Workers’ Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN) requires employers to give employees advance sixty days notice of plant and facility closings under certain circumstances. It applies only to the following employers:<
- 100 or more employees (not including part-time).
- 100 or more employees, including part-time employees who in the aggregate work at least 4,000 hours per week excluding overtime
The WARN Act further applies only to plant closings or mass layoffs. A closing must result in an employment loss of at least fifty employees (excluding part-time) for any thirty-day period.