Mass Layoffs/Plant Closings
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.
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'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 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 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.
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.
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.
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