View Full Version : WARN ACT (good news)
11-24-2007, 01:51 PM
go look it up
11-24-2007, 02:53 PM
I read this and it is a good source of info. Here are the two sections that really apply to us. The question is...will Reliant handle the layoffs or will GSK? If as part of the agreement Reliant has agreed to let many of us go prior to the finalized acquisition, we should be getting the WARN notice from them and they'd handle our severance packages. If not, the earliest WARN notice we'd get from GSK would be at the finalization of the sale...sometime in early January I'd suspect (although it could occur even later).
YOUR RIGHTS UNDER WARN
You must receive a written notice 60 days before the date of a mass layoff or
plant closing if you meet the conditions discussed in this brochure. If your
employer does not give you the required notice, you may be able to seek
damages for back pay and benefits for up to 60 days, depending on how many
days’ notice you actually received.
SALE OF A BUSINESS
WARN applies when all or part of a business is sold. If a covered plant closing
or mass layoff occurs, which employer—the seller or buyer—is responsible
for giving notice depends on when the event occurs. The seller must
give you notice for a covered plant closing or mass layoff that occurs before
the sale becomes effective. The buyer must give you notice for a covered
plant closing or mass layoff that occurs after the sale becomes effective.
Employees of the seller automatically become employees of the buyer for
purposes of WARN. That means that even though there is a technical termination of your employment when you stop working for the seller and start
working for the buyer, the technical termination does not trigger WARN.
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