COVID-19 Restructuring and the WARN Act

March 25, 2020

As the world changes in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, many employers will be forced to consider restructuring workforces, closing facilities and other employment-related options. But despite the unexpected nature of these difficult options, employers must nonetheless be aware of their notice requirements under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and state mini-WARN acts. These regulations govern when (and how) an employer must notify its employees and government agencies of a planned layoff or plant closing.

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