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January 31, 2023    

Federal and New Jersey WARN Act Obligations for Worksite Closures and Layoffs

This Briefing is brought to you by AHLA’s Labor and Employment Practice Group.
  • January 31, 2023
  • Patrick G. Brady , Epstein Becker & Green PC
  • Julie Saker Schlegel , Epstein Becker & Green PC

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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