A federal measure is currently in action called The Worker Adjustment and
Retraining Notification (WARN). This offers employees some protection
if a plant is expected to close or will need to conduct mass layoffs.
California is one of the states that has laws that require
employers to give their employees enough notice of an impending layoff.
Which Employers Are Covered?
Under The WARN Act, the company must have at least 100 employees who work
4, 000 collective hours or more each week. A full-time employee is defined
as someone who puts in at least 20 hours per week and have been employees
for at least six months prior to the WARN notice. Employers are covered,
provided that their company has at least 75 employees.
Note, however, that not every employer is covered under WARN, as this only
refers to layoffs of a significant number of the employees or if the company
is expecting to close its doors. Employees should be giving their employees
as much notice in advance as possible. Understandably, some circumstances
are out of the employer’s control, as a business can shut down without
notice for any number of reasons. It may be due to financial struggle,
bankruptcy, and even filing for bankruptcy.
Retain an Attorney Today!
If you have been recently laid off, and you suspect that your employer
should have complied with The WARN Act, you should contact our Hollister
employment lawyer, Bill Marder, as soon as possible. Bill Marder offers
compassionate legal counsel and is prepared to fight until your case is
won. You have rights as an employee, and if an employer has acted contrary
to that, Attorney Bill Marder can help you find restitution.
You pay no legal fees unless we can help you find full recovery. Contact
us today to request your
free case consultation.