State WARN Acts
The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) grants employees that have lost their jobs through mass layoffs, reduction in force, or company closure the right to claim compensation when the employer fails to comply with the WARN Act regulations. Employers are required to give employees affected by company closures, mass layoffs, and reductions in force at least 60 days notice prior to the action. Those who do not meet this requirement will be held liable to pay their employees the full compensation they would have earned during the time they should have been under notification.
Many states have statutes representing the WARN Act that offer enhanced protection. California, Illinois, Iowa, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, and Wisconsin provide protection to many employees that would not be afforded protection under the federal WARN Act. New Jersey stands out as a state that values its workers by providing employees with a higher rate of compensation and longer notification periods. Sidney L. Gold & Associates are committed to helping their clients pursue legitimate claims against employers and claim the compensation they are entitled to receive.