Unemployment Compensation and Mass Layoffs
Learn about the national system of unemployment compensation, as well as federal regulation of mass layoffs under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN).
A manufacturer made pay telephones at one of its factories. The company’s management realized that pay phones were becoming obsolete and decided to close the factory. The closure would result in 200 full-time employees simultaneously losing their jobs. The factory was in a city that had experienced other large-scale job losses. The city’s mayor learned of the manufacturer’s plan and threatened to sue the manufacturer under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, to...