Vermont’s layoff warning law to take effect January 15

January 08, 2015 0 COMMENTS

by Jeff Nolan

The substantive notice requirements of Vermont’s new law requiring warnings before mass layoffs takes effect January 15, meaning the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act) isn’t the only law requiring certain employers to notify employees of an impending plant closing or mass layoff.

The Vermont Notice of Potential Layoffs Act (NPLA) was signed into law in May 2014. It imposes layoff notice requirements on a broader range of employers than the WARN Act.

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Iowa ‘Mini’ WARN Act Goes Into Effect July 1, 2010

June 29, 2010 0 COMMENTS

A new state law imposing stringent notice requirements on Iowa employers engaging in business closings or mass layoffs goes into effect Thursday, July 1, 2010. Near the end of the 2010 session, the Iowa Legislature passed a state version of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. Often referred to as a “mini” WARN Act, the new state law actually imposes tougher requirements on employers than the federal law.

Under the federal WARN Act, employers with at least 100 employees are required to provide 60 days’ advance notice of a plant closing or mass layoff of 50 or more workers at a single site.

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