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Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings: Vermont

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: Wanda I. Otero, Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP


  • Vermont has its own "mini-WARN" statute, which creates state-level thresholds for Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act notifications pertaining to mass layoffs and business closings. See Vermont WARN.
  • Vermont includes exceptions that may allow an employer to delay providing notice for a business closing or mass layoff in certain circumstances. See Exceptions to Advance Notice Requirements.
  • Employers that violate the mini-WARN Act may face severance pay liability and administrative penalties. See Penalties and Enforcement.