The New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires businesses to give early warning of closing and layoffs. Businesses must give notice to:
Notice by employers to the Department of Labor should be mailed or emailed to:
New York State Department of Labor
Building 12, Room 425
State Office Campus
Albany, New York 12240
The WARN Act applies to private businesses with 50 or more full time workers in New York State. It covers:
This means that covered businesses must provide all employees with notice 90 days prior to a:
Businesses that do not provide notice may be required to:
Early warning gives the DOL and the LWIB the chance to work with the business early on and provide employees with information about:
Early warning also benefits the business. It can shorten the time that workers are on UI. It therefore may lower the UI charges associated with the layoff or closing.
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