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Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings: New Jersey

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.

Authors: John Sarno, Employer's Association of New Jersey and XpertHR Editorial Team


  • The New Jersey Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (mini-WARN Act) significantly enhances the protections afforded to employees by federal legislation. See New Jersey WARN Act.
  • New Jersey imposes severance pay penalties on employers that violate the state WARN Act's notice requirements. See Penalties and Enforcement.
  • Covered call center employers must provide advance notice to the state before relocating a center or transferring its operations. See New Jersey Call Center Jobs Act.
  • New Jersey provides protections for hotel service employees from being terminated without cause when there is an ownership change in control. See Successor Hotel Employee Retention Law.