The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) was enacted by Congress in 1988 to protect employees and their communities by requiring companies with 100 or more employees to provide 60 days’ advance written notice to employees before ordering plant closings and mass layoffs.
The WARN Act defines employee broadly to include managers, supervisors, hourly wage workers, and salaried workers.
The WARN Act also requires notice to be given to employees’ representatives (i.e., labor unions), the chief elected local government official, and the state government.
If you have lost your job as part of a mass layoff without 60 days’ advance written notice, contact the WARN Act lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C..
When an employer violates the WARN act, it is liable to each employee for up to 60 days’ back pay and benefits. You may also be entitled to reasonable attorney fees as part of any judgment you receive.
Employees have rights under the WARN Act even when their employer files for bankruptcy, regardless of whether the bankruptcy filing was before or after the layoffs. Significantly, WARN Act claims take priority over other creditors in bankruptcy.
The wage claim judgments are taken from the employer’s bankruptcy estate.
We pay all up-front costs, and you pay nothing. If we win your case, we will charge a fee only out of the recovery.
From our office in Huntsville, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., easily serves those injured as a result of WARN Act violations throughout Alabama, including the cities of violations which occur in Athens, Decatur, Florence, Fort Payne, Guntersville, Huntsville and Scottsboro and Birmingham. If you think that we can help you like we have helped so many other Alabamians with their WARN Act claims, please call our Huntsville office at (256)-536-0588, or complete our quick contact web form. The Alabama WARN Act lawyers at Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., can help you.
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