Employers who are considering facility closings or layoffs should be aware of the laws and practical issues.
Reductions in Force
- Terminations Checklist
- Unemployment Compensation
- FAQ: Unemployment Compensation
- Continuation of Health Benefits (COBRA)
- Separation Agreements: No Protection If Invalid
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
If your company has 100 or more employees and you are closing a facility and/or laying off a significant number of people, you may be subject to the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act.
Among other things, this law requires employers to provide 60-day advance notification of plant closings and mass layoffs.