Patrick G. Brady, Member of the Firm, and Julie Saker Schlegel, Associate, in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Newark office, co-authored an article in American Health Law Association (AHLA)’s weekly newsletter, titled “Federal and New Jersey WARN Act Obligations for Worksite Closures and Layoffs.” (Read the full version – subscription required.)

Following is an excerpt:

Many employers are continuing to face the difficult decision to implement widespread worksite closures, layoffs, or furloughs, either due to their own financial situation or to facilitate employees’ eligibility for unemployment benefits as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, subsequent economic challenges, and the 2023 potential downward economic trend. The sudden and unanticipated nature of these separations has raised a number of issues regarding the applicability of the federal WARN Act and its New Jersey counterpart—the soon-to-be effective amended Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (NJ WARN Act)—to such separations.

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