Failure to Provide Notice of Plant Closing or Mass Layoff
At The Morales Firm, P.C., our attorneys handle a host of issues for workers and employers, including the prospect for mass layoffs and allegations of failure to provide notice of a plant’s closing under the WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act).
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Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers to provide 60 days’ notice to all employees being laid off in a WARN event. This is defined as a mass layoff at a facility in which 50 or more full-time, six-month tenured employees are laid off within 30 days of each other.
Further, the 50 or more affected employees must comprise at least one-third of the total employees working at the affected facility before the WARN event took place. If 500 or more employees from one facility are laid off, the WARN Act also grants protection.
Not all employers are covered by the WARN Act. Employers must have at least 100 employees, counted in accordance with the act, for the law to apply.
Are you an employee who feels you were given little or no notice before a layoff or plant closing? Are you an employer who has been unfairly singled out as having violated the WARN Act? We aggressively defend and prosecute WARN Act cases in Texas.