California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Notice

Entity Mandating Notice: State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD)

Applicability: Employers with 75 or more full time or part time employees, who have been employed for six of the 12 months prior to the date that notice is required, are covered by the California WARN Act. Covered employers may be required to provide this notice to terminated employees 60 days in advance of the effective date of termination.

Obtaining this Notice: The EDD does not provide sample notices for employers. Instead, it provides them with information as to what must be included in each notice, found in the "Form and Content" of notice section on this page.

Distribution Specifications: An employer should provide a copy of this notice if it is covered by the California WARN Act (as above), and if it terminates 50 or more employees during any 30-day period, relocates an entire operation 100 or more miles away, or closes an entire facility. In the event that a covered employer is required to provide this notice to terminated employees, it must also provide the notice to the local chief elected official where the termination is taking place (typically the mayor) and to the State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD).