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Arizona Workforce Connection
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

WARN offers protection to workers, their families, and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. This notice must be provided to either affected workers or their representatives (e.g., a labor union); to the state dislocated worker unit; and to the appropriate unit of local government.

In general, employers are covered by WARN if they have 100 or more employees, not counting employees who have worked less than six months in the last 12 months, and not counting employees who work an average of less than 20 hours a week. Private for-profit employers and private nonprofit employers are covered, as are public and quasi-public entities which operate in a commercial context and are separately organized from the regular government. Regular federal, state, and local government entities, which provide public services, are not covered.

Lists of companies who have issued WARN notices are available here.

Specific information is available on the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Web site.