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Federal Government To Reimburse Defense Contractors For WARN Act Violations

Published on October 25, 2012

The White House has issued guidance to federal contractors informing them that any penalties, damages or attorneys' fees incurred as the result of violating the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) by not promptly issuing WARN Act notices to workers who will potentially be laid off as the result of sequestration will be reimburseable expenses.  More after the break. (more…) ...

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Employees Who Leave Job Because Business Is Closing May Have WARN Act Rights

Published on February 2, 2011

In Collins v. Gee West Seattle LLC, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in a case of first impression that if an employee leaves a job because the business is closing, the employee has suffered an “employment loss” and has not “voluntarily departed” within the meaning of the Work Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act.  The decision applies to employers in California, Arizona, Nevada, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.  More after ...

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