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Protection Under the Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) requires that most employers of more than 100 employees provide advance notice before a mass layoff. The required 60-day notice gives employees the chance to prepare for being out of work and start looking for a new job as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there are employers who fail to provide warning. If you have been laid off without warning, the WARN act allows you to seek compensation. The lawyers of Kennard Law, P.C., can help.

Call us at (855) 499-4514 to schedule a consultation with our employee layoff attorneys in Houston.

Am I Eligible to File a Claim Under the WARN Act?

We will begin by reviewing your case to verify that the WARN act covers your situation. Did you work at a plant that suddenly closed its doors? Were you only given a week's notice before being let go from a factory? These are scenarios that the WARN act covers. Managers and supervisors, as well as hourly workers, are all covered by the WARN act. However, new employees and part-time employees may not be covered.

Our attorneys will build a case that makes it clear that the law was violated by your employer, seeking compensation that can help you during this transition period.

What Must Be Included in a WARN Notice?

Employers must provide a WARN Notice that includes:

  • Announcement of the planned layoff or closure
  • Whether the layoff is expected to be permanent
  • Details on which positions are affected
  • Layoff timeline
  • Severance benefits provided by the organization
  • Point of contact from the organization if a workers needs more information

Which Employers Are Covered Under the WARN Act?

Any employer with over 100 employees are covered under the WARN Act, including private employers, nonprofits, and even some public entities that operate in a commercial context that is separate from the regular government.

However, federal, state, and local government entities are typically not covered.

Are There Exemptions to the WARN Act?

If an employer is closing a temporary facility or if the facility is being closed because a project is completed, then the WARN Act does not apply because the employees are hired for a limited duration.

Another exemption to the WARN Act is when a strike occurs that leads to a lockout - employers are not required to provide notice to strikers who are involved in labor negotiations.

Unemployment Benefits For Laid Off Employees

If you filed a claim for unemployment benefits after the layoff only to receive a denial, our attorneys can represent you in an unemployment hearing. Our goal is to help you get the money you need to get back on your feet.

Proven Representation On Behalf Of Laid Off Workers

Contact us today to discuss your layoff with one of our experienced Houston layoff attorneys. Se habla español. Service available in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Southern California, Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and Washington D.C.

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Why Hire Kennard Law, P.C.?

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  • Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law

    Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

  • Personalized Attention

    When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.

  • We Used to Represent Large Companies; Now We Represent You

    Having represented Fortune 500 companies in the past, this places us in a unique position to provide valuable insight when representing workers. 

  • Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Employees

    We understand you have probably never faced a matter like this before. Our attorneys are dedicated to guiding and protecting you through this. You will always remain involved and informed as your case moves forward.

  • Cost-Effective and Accessible

    For potential clients who would like to consult with us but are unable to come to our office, we are now offering phone and video consultations for your convenience.

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