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Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings: Virginia

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: Michael Barnsback


  • If the federal WARN Act applies to a mass layoff or plant closing, Virginia employers must send written notices to the individuals marked for layoff, their union representatives, if any, the chief elected official of the applicable local government and the Virginia State Dislocated Worker Unit. See Complying With the WARN Act.