Publication Date

9-4-2012

Abstract

[Excerpt] Enacted by the 100th Congress, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires qualified employers that intend to carry out plant closings or mass layoffs to provide 60 days’ notice to affected employees, states, and localities. The purpose of the notice to workers is to allow them to seek alternative employment, arrange for retraining, and otherwise adjust to employment loss. The purpose of notifying states and localities is to allow them to promptly provide services to the dislocated workers and otherwise prepare for changes in the local labor market.

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Suggested Citation
Collins, B. (2012). Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service.

An earlier version of this report can be found here: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/key_workplace/485/

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