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Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Compliance Assistance Materials

WARN helps ensure advance notice in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor has issued compliance assistance materials to help workers and employers understand their rights and responsibilities under the provisions of WARN.
  • Worker's Guide


    This guide provides a brief overview of the WARN Act provisions and answers to frequently asked questions about employee rights. It is not an official interpretation of the WARN Act or the regulations at 20 CFR Part 639.

  • Employer's Guide


    This guide provides a brief overview of the WARN Act provisions and answers to frequently asked questions about employer responsibilities and requirements. It is not an official interpretation of the WARN Act or the regulations at 20 CFR Part 639.

  • Guía para el Trabajadores (Worker's Guide in Spanish)


    Esta guía proporciona una breve descripción general de las disposiciones de la ley WARN y las respuestas a las preguntas más frecuentes sobre derechos de los trabajadores. No se trata de una interpretación oficial de la ley WARN o los reglamentos en 20 CFR Part 639.

  • WARN e-laws Advisor


    This Advisor is an interactive tool that helps employers and workers understand the requirements of WARN.

  • WARN Act Provisions for Natural Disasters


    This Fact Sheet explains the exceptions to providing advance notice when dislocations occur due to natural disasters. Employers should be aware that the U.S. Federal Court solely enforces the Act and these answers are not binding on the Courts.

  • WARN Fact Sheet


    This Fact Sheet provides a summary of WARN general provisions for providing 60 days advance written notice of layoffs and closings. It is intended as a general description only and does not carry the force of legal opinion.

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Compliance Assistance Material
State Dislocated Worker Unit Rapid Response Coordinators
For all WARN questions or for more information contact:

Crystal Antiri
WARN Policy Advisor
U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Office of National Response
Division of Worker Dislocation and Special Response
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Room C5311
Washington, DC 20210
Telephone: (202) 693-3512
E-mail: antiri.crystal@dol.gov

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