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Mass Layoffs, Reductions in Force and Plant Closings: Wisconsin

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: Tara R. Craft and Corie J. Tarara, Seaton, Peters & Revnew, P.A.


  • Wisconsin's mini-WARN Act goes beyond the federal Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification (WARN) Act in a number of ways. See Wisconsin WARN.
  • Employers are subject to penalties if they fail to give timely notice to affected employees under the mini-WARN law and no exception applies. See Penalties and Enforcement.