What is the WARN Act?
In effect since 1989, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act protects workers, their families and communities. To that end, it requires employers to give notice 60 days in advance of plant closings and mass layoffs under certain circumstances.
The advance notice outlined by the WARN Act helps workers and their families plan for and adjust to a loss of employment. The WARN Act requirements give workers some time to search for a new job, and if needed, enroll in workforce training.
Given the widespread local impact resulting from many families becoming suddenly