Mississippi Lawyers for Dislocated Workers
Losing a job can be devastating to an employee and his or her family. When everyone in a company loses their job, it can be devastating to an entire community. To help workers and communities cope with job loss, many large companies are required by federal law to give 60 days advance notice of mass layoffs or plant closures. If a company fails to comply, employees may be able to bring suit to obtain compensation and damages. If you lost your job in a mass layoff that occurred with little or no warning, the employee rights attorneys at Watson & Norris, PLLC, in Jackson, Mississippi, are ready to help you.
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Under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, you may be protected if your job loss occurs as part of:
- A plant closing affecting at least 50 full-time workers at a single site of employment
- A mass layoff affecting 50-499 full-time workers at a single site of employment, and that number is at least 33 percent of the total number of full-time employees at the site
- A mass layoff affecting more than 500 full-time workers at a single site
You are protected by WARN if:
- Your company employees 100 or more employees who work more than 20 hours per week, or
- Your company employs 100 or more workers who work a combined total of at least 4,000 hours per week and— is a private, for-profit business— is a private, non-profit organization, or— is a quasi-public entity
Remedies available to workers who do not receive written notice 60 days in advance of a mass layoff or plant closing may include back pay and benefits for up to 60 days and damages.