The New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires businesses to give early warning of closing and layoffs. Businesses must give notice to:
Notice by employers to the Department of Labor should be mailed or emailed to:
New York State Department of Labor
Building 12, Room 425
State Office Campus
Albany, New York 12240
Email: [email protected]
The WARN Act applies to private businesses with 50 or more full time workers in New York State. It covers:
This means that covered businesses must provide all employees with notice 90 days prior to a:
Businesses that do not provide notice may be required to:
Early warning gives the DOL and the LWIB the chance to work with the business early on and provide employees with information about:
Early warning also benefits the business. It can shorten the time that workers are on UI. It therefore may lower the UI charges associated with the layoff or closing.
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