Workforce Reduction (WARN Act)

Workforce Reduction (WARN Act)

Overview

When an employer decides either to shut down its business (including terminating all employees) or to reduce the size of its work force substantially through layoffs, the employer must assess whether the action will trigger the notice obligations under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification ("WARN") Act, or California's "mini" WARN Act.

We have extensive experience in counseling employers regarding the intricacies of the WARN Act, including how best to avoid triggering the notice obligations in "close cases." We are experienced in preparing the notices to employees required under WARN, and we have successfully litigated WARN claims on behalf of employers in actions alleging WARN violations.

Representative
Matters

Prevailed on summary judgment for the employer on the first WARN Act case filed in the Central District of California.

Assisted numerous sellers and buyers of businesses involving 100-plus employees in complying with the WARN Act (and California's mini-WARN Act).

Attorneys &
Paralegals

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McKenzie, Dwayne Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2279
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Miller, Jr., John S. (Rocky) Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2235
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Noneman, Charles E. Partner Los Angeles 310.284.2236
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