Layoffs & Closings
Summary of Federal WARN Act and New Jersey Business Closing/Mass Layoff Notification Law (a.k.a. NJ WARN)
STEP 1: Federal WARN
If you are an employer with 100 or more employees, you may be required to comply with the WARN notification laws.
STEP 2: NJ WARN
A. Provide notification of the termination or transfer of operations or mass layoff to the chief elected official of the municipality where the establishment is located, each employee whose employment is to be terminated and any collective bargaining units of the employees at the establishment USING THIS HARD COPY FORM
B. Provide notification of the termination or transfer of operations or mass layoff to the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development USING THIS ON-LINE FORM
Note: Providing notification to the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development using the on-line form will only satisfy the requirement under B. above. In order to provide notification to the chief elected official of the municipality where the establishment is located, each employee whose employment is to be terminated and any collective bargaining units of the employees at the establishment, you must use the hard copy form under A. above.
STEP 3: RAPID RESPONSE
New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development Rapid Response assists both employers and workers involved in a closing or permanent mass layoff. The Rapid Response provides on-site assistance during your working hours and at no cost to you.
- Explanation of benefits and eligibility requirements
- Assistance in filing claims
- Referrals to available jobs
- One-Stop Career Center Registration
- Labor Market Information
- Referral to Jersey Job Club
- Resume Development
Additional Customized Services can be provided in the following areas:
- Help with job solicitation campaigns
- Targeted Job Fair assistance
- Registration Forms Completion
- Help in deciphering federal/state plant closing requirements
Rapid Response Specialists will meet with your management and union personnel (if appropriate) to develop a plan to serve your company’s workforce. This meeting identifies the services to be offered and the service delivery dates. Confidentiality, if requested, is assured.
Meeting with Workers:
Group meetings with your workforce are held according to your schedule. Program information is provided, including information on how to file for Unemployment Insurance Benefits.
For other information click on the appropriate links:
America's Career InfoNet
America's Service Locator
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (NJ WARN)
New Jersey WARN Notices (Public Notices)
If your company is anticipating a closing or permanent mass layoff please contact:
Rapid Response Staff
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