Author: Michael C. Jacobson, XpertHR Legal Editor

When to Use This Letter

Employers should use this letter to notify affected employees of an impending layoff or plant closing, particularly if the employer expects to discharge more than 50 employees from one of its facilities. Importantly, if the employer determines that it must comply with the WARN Act, it must ensure that the affected employees receive this letter at least 60 days prior to the expected beginning of the layoff.

Below is a model letter that should be further tailored to fit the employer's specific needs