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Posts tagged "WARN notice".

The partial federal government shutdown appears likely to continue into a second week, with no agreement on funding for the Department of Homeland Security, State Department, Justice Department and Interior Department, among other federal departments and agencies. For a second time this year, government contractors face the challenge of complying with a complex set of federal and state employment laws, while their federal contract work and workers remain idle. This article briefly identifies some of the issues affecting government contractors during the shutdown and provides guidance on how to navigate the issues.

JobLossPhoto (00256022).JPGEarlier this summer, in preparation for severe budget cuts and potential loss of significant

DOL’s position on this issue is incorrect. The precedent cited by DOL is not analogous to sequestration and is contrary to the purpose and scope of the Act as stated in the regulations. In this article, we will review the WARN Act, discussing its requirements, the unforeseen business circumstance exception, as well as what employers should do as the date for sequestration approaches. business, several large Federal contractors indicated their need to issue WARN notices in order to comply with Federal law. On July 30, to quell anxiety that would be caused by such notices, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a guidance letter stating WARN Act notification is unnecessary because sequestration is an “unforeseen business circumstance.”