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Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings: Delaware

Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings requirements for other states

Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.

Author: Jessica Sussman


  • Delaware has its own version of the federal WARN Act, the Delaware Workplace Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. See Delaware WARN Act.
  • Delaware WARN permits employers to provide a reduced notice period for a mass layoff, plant closing or relocation in certain limited circumstances. See Exceptions to Advance Notice Requirements.
  • Covered employers generally are subject to penalties for failing to provide notice to affected employees. See Penalties and Enforcement.