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Substantially Revised New York WARN Act Regulations Issued, Effective Immediately.

On February 12, 2010, the New York Department of Labor (NY DOL) issued substantially revised Emergency Regulations under the state Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (NY WARN) (12 NYCRR Part 921).

New York Department of Labor Further Revises Its NY WARN Act Emergency Regulations.

The New York Department of Labor has further revised its Emergency Regulations concerning the NY WARN Act, as detailed in published comments in the July 15, 2009 NYS Register. As we have advised previously, the NY WARN Act is far broader in scope than the federal WARN Act, in that it covers smaller employers (those with 50 or more employees, as compared to 100 or more employees), smaller job losses (a mere 25 employees satisfy certain thresholds, as compared to 50) and requires 90, rather than 60, days advance notice of covered employment losses. Among the new changes and comments to the Emergency Regulations:

Reminder: New York WARN Act Takes Effect February 1, 2009.

New York employers are reminded that the New York WARN Act, which is far broader in scope than the federal WARN Act, went into effect on February 1, 2009. For a detailed summary of the differences between the federal WARN Act and the New York WARN Act

New York Governor Signs “Mini-WARN Act”; Expands Federal WARN Act Requirements.

Joining New Jersey, which passed similar “mini-WARN” legislation in 2007, New York Governor Paterson signed into law the New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act on August 5, 2008, which requires advance notice to employees in the event of certain mass layoffs, relocations, and plant closings.
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