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.

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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.