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Philox has shared their blog WARN ACT NEWS
Apr 23, 2014
Innovative legislation has been introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly that would establish a Workforce Displacement Benefit Program to "provide uniform payments to workers who are displaced as a result of a mass layoff that is identified by the... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2013 at WARN ACT NEWS
Earlier this year, a new Hawaiian law took effect which provides penalties for employers who fail to act in accordance with the state WARN Act. An employer in a covered establishment who violates the Act will be held liable to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2012 at WARN ACT NEWS
In January of 2011, Nebraska state senator Russ Karpisek introduced the Nebraska Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (LB 472). The bill seeks to provide more worksite and worker coverage, more efficient administrative response and enforcement, and more meaningful advance... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at WARN ACT NEWS
Legislators in New Jersey and Rhode Island have reintroduced legislation that expired at the end of last year's legisaltive sessions. The New Jersey bills (Assembly Bills 1923, 1939, and 1985 and Senate Bills 976, 977, and 992) would improve the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2011 at WARN ACT NEWS
In August, the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, released extended mass layoff statistics for the second quarter of 2011. In this quarter, employers initiated 1, 624 mass layoff events resulting in the separation of 261, 346 workers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at WARN ACT NEWS
Philox has shared their blog NATURAL DETROIT
Feb 26, 2011
The United States Congress and a number of state legislatures had WARN Act reform legislation pending for much of the past year. Workers rights advocates saw one notable victory and a number of initiatives that lays the groundwork for future... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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A couple of developments passed under the radar during the past year. Indiana legislation amended state unemployment insurance laws and Hawaii's legislature is considering a bill, both of which potentially implicate displaced workers rights. In Indiana, amendments to the unemployment... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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Earlier this year, a bill to require advance notification to workers and communities facing sudden job loss was placed before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. The bill would provide expanded protections beyond that required by existing federal law. House Bill... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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A couple of bills to amend existing state law and improve advance notification requirements in Massachusetts passed under our radar earlier this year, but remain pending before the 186th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In the House, an... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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On July 1, 2010, the Iowa Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act came into effect providing additional protections for workers facing layoffs. The law represents a well-deserved victory for advocates who have proposed such legislation during a number of legislative... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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Mar 15, 2010
Last spring, Representative Ryan Winkler introduced legislation (H.F. No. 1963) to provide enforcement provisions to the advance notice requirements of an existing statute, which presently has none. This month, Representative Denise Dittrich joined as a co-author to the bill. Representative... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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The Rhode Island Worker Protection and Job Loss Prevention Act, (S2233 & H7462) was introduced before the state Senate on February 9, 2010 and reintroduced before the state House of Representatives on February 11. The Senate bill is sponsored by... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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On February 2, 2010, Ohio Representative Kenny Yuko introduced a well-crafted bill (H.B. 434) that would require employers to provide their employees with advance notice of mass layoffs, worksite closings, and transfers of operation. The legislation is co-sponsored by Representatives... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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Earlier this month, New Jersey legislators in the state Assembly and the Senate re-introduced innovative bills that would allow: Qualified individuals who have been affected by business closings and mass layoffs to receive a temporary suspension of interest payments interest... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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Over the past several weeks, New Mexico state officials sought legislation to reduce the time that dislocated workers spend on unemployment and to provide stability to local communities by requiring the state's largest employers to provide advance notice of worksite... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
By a vote of 81-18, the Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill requiring employers to provide advance notice of business closings and mass layoffs to affected workers and local communities. The bill was proposed by the Iowa Department of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
The U.S. Department of Labor has reported final numbers for 2009 mass layoffs. As defined by the Department, a mass layoff event is one where a single establishment has at least 50 initial unemployment insurance claims filed against it within... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
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On January 1, 2010, New Hampshire’s state WARN Act went into effect. The law requires employers to provide advance notice to employees before mass layoffs or plant closings. The law applies to more employers and protects more workers than existing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS
Following termination of operations at its printing facility, Insync Marketing Solutions, LLC (Insync) laid off approximately 230 workers and filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection. Insync also filed a letter with the California Labor Commissioner and the Department of Industrial... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2010 at WARN ACT NEWS