Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) of 1988 The Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) of 1988 is a law that requires companies employing more than 100 people, to give terminated employees a 60-day notification of layoffs in the event of a mass downsize. It is important to note that not all layoffs are required to operate according to this law. In special circumstances, a decrease in the notification period may be allowed and there are certain exemptions as well. The 60-day period allows terminated workers to adjust to their situation and have a fair chance at attaining employment elsewhere. While 60-days is required, companies are encouraged to give even more notice if possible.
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