All Items: Mass Layoffs/Plant Closings

  • New York Expands WARN Act Notice Requirements

    November 13, 2020

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed an amendment to his state's mini-WARN law requiring covered employers to provide advance notice to additional government entities.

  • Maryland Toughens Mini-WARN Act for Employers

    May 27, 2020

    Effective October 1, Maryland employers will face new requirements under the state's amended mini-WARN Act without any exception for a health pandemic.

  • New Jersey Delays Expansion of State WARN Act, Amends Family Leave Act

    April 22, 2020

    New Jersey's planned expansion of the state's WARN Act has been delayed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Also in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, new legislation expands the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA).

  • California WARN Act Suspended During Crisis

    March 23, 2020

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has suspended the California WARN Act for however long California remains in a state of emergency for covered employers affected by a COVID-19-related plant closing, mass layoff or shutdown.

  • New Jersey Expands WARN Act Plus Misclassification Penalties

    February 6, 2020

    New Jersey has enacted a host of pro-employee laws recently, including a broad expansion of the state's WARN Act and much stronger employer penalties for misclassifying workers.

  • GM, Amtrak Prepare for Closures and Layoffs Under WARN Act

    December 11, 2018

    General Motors recently announced that it will be closing five North American plants and Amtrak announced that it would shut down its Riverside, California call center, triggering requirements under the federal WARN Act.

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News: HR guidance on downsizing efforts and mass layoffs/plant closings, the typical reasons to close a plant, common HR considerations in the course of a plant closing and planning for post-plant closing risk by complying with federal and state law.