Workplace Restructuring and WARN

The New York State Department of Labor (“NYS DOL”) issued updated regulations under the New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act (“the Act”), which requires covered employers to provide 90 days’ advance notice in the event of plant closings, mass layoffs, relocations, or reductions in work hours.  The updated regulations, which took

On May 15, 2023, the Second Circuit vacated the entry of summary judgment on Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and New York Labor Law § 860 et seq. (collectively, the “WARN Acts”) claims, holding that a reasonable factfinder could conclude that a buffet restaurant operating inside of a casino was considered an operating unit

***UPDATE: On January 10, 2023, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the bill severing the effective date of the NJ WARN Act amendments from EO 103.  The NJ WARN Act Amendments will go into effect on April 10, 2023 (ninety days after the Governor signed the Bill).***

Almost three years ago – in

On January 14, 2021, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) approved a formal opinion letter clarifying that non-U.S. citizen employees of American employers working outside the United States need not be included in disclosures required to waive age discrimination claims under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), as amended by the Older Workers

As we previously reported, earlier this year Maryland passed a number of employment laws that, among other things, prohibit use of facial recognition technology, wage history inquires and hairstyle discrimination, and revise the state’s mini-WARN act.  These laws will take effect on October 1, 2020.  For more detail on the new laws, see our

On April 14, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law two amendments to the New Jersey WARN Act (the “NJ WARN Act” or the “Act”) that alleviate some of the burdens the Act and  certain pending amendments placed on New Jersey employers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

COVID-19 Mass Layoffs Excluded:  Unlike the