Sunday, December 7, 2008

Laid-off lawyers use obscure law to sue for severance

Laid-off white-collar workers are using an obscure 20-year-old plant-closing law to sue their former employers for severance pay.

The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, requires employers to either give a full 60 days notice before engaging in a mass layoff, or to pay dislocated workers 60 days of wages and benefits, including health insurance premiums

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