EOS Airlines WARN Act class action settles for over $1.6 million

On September 25, 2008, the court approved a final settlement valued at over $1.6 million dollars for approximately 350 employees of EOS Airlines. Raisner Roupinian LLP, filed suit against EOS Airlines Inc., in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York to secure the rights of former EOS Airlines' employees in connection with the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (the WARN Act). EOS Airlines terminated approximately 350 employees at its facilities in Purchase, NY and JFK on or about April 27, 2008 without providing them with advance written notice. Generally, the WARN Act requires companies to provide their employees with 60 days written notice in advance of a mass layoff or plant closing. In the absence of such notice, employers may be liable to each affected employee for 60 days wages and benefits. EOS Airlines terminated employees on April 27, 2008, without providing them with advance written notice.