New York Labor And Employment Law Report

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Do You Need to WARN Your Employees?

Posted in Reductions in Force
Since 1989, the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act has required covered employers to give written notice in advance of certain workforce reductions affecting at least 50 employees.  Twenty years later, a New York law expanded the coverage to reductions potentially affecting as few as 25 employees. If your business is planning or… Continue Reading

Second Circuit Court of Appeals Adopts Single Employer Test Under WARN

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In a case dealing with the after-effects following the bankruptcy of clothing retailer Steve & Barry’s Industries, Inc., the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (which has jurisdiction over New York employers) has ruled, in Giuppone v. BH S&B Holdings LLC, on the analysis to be applied in determining whether nominally separate entities should be considered a single… Continue Reading

NY DOL Issues Revised WARN Regulations

Posted in Reductions in Force
In July, the New York DOL issued revised emergency regulations which replace and supersede its April regulations governing New York's WARN Act. The revisions are not extensive. However, a few of the changes may be significant for New York employers contemplating some form of reduction in force or work hours… Continue Reading