A. If the company lays off at least 50 employees in 30 days.
B. A fire hits the plant and the company is forced to lay off 20 employees until repairs are done
C. The company is looking for more investors but will be forced to lay off 50 people if more money does not come in
D. The company hires a new CEO, who insists on restructuring the sales department
Answer: A – According to the WARN act, an employer with 100 or more employees is required to provide at least 60 days’ notice for a mass layoff.
Explanation: The WARN Act (also known as the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act) is a labor law that protects employees and their families by requiring that most employers with more than 100 employees must provide at least 60 days’ notice of plant closings and/or mass layoffs (50 or more employees) over a 30 day period. Employees who are eligible for protection under the WARN Act are hourly wage workers, salaried workers, managers, and supervisors.