With concerns intensifying about an economic downturn, unfortunately some layoffs or other reductions-in-force may be necessary for employers to weather the storm.
What’s different now as opposed to early-on in the pandemic? Because of the ups and downs in the market, and phenomena like the “great resignation” and remote work on a scale never seen before, there is a greater likelihood that more employers will find themselves potentially triggering the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (WARN Act) (and analogous state laws, known as state “mini-WARN acts”). These statutes impose differing notice and information obligations, which can be tricky to keep track of, and carry potentially heavy penalties for noncompliance.
In this latest video, our Labor & Employment lawyers share tips and “WARN-ings” for employers to keep in mind as they strategize with counsel.
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