Manufacturing

A Changing Economy Means Layoffs and Terminations for Some Employees

The manufacturing and transportation industries are rife with layoffs. At Outten & Golden in New York, New York, attorneys Jack A. Raisner and René S. Roupinian focus on this complex practice of employment law. We hear about plants closing every day at sites around the nation. Often, these closings occur with little or no notice, which leaves employees stranded and confused. This disruption not only means a loss of livelihood, but of medical insurance and other benefits that impose extreme hardships for families and communities.

In cases where the employer files for bankruptcy and lays off employees, the timing of events can have a significant impact on what employees may be able to recover. A bankrupt company often lacks the means to pay all its creditors in full, including employees. In such cases, you may want to consult with the experienced attorneys at Outten & Golden to discuss the best way to pursue legal remedies. In some cases, Outten & Golden will bring a lawsuit against a non-bankrupt parent company to obtain recover for laid-off employees.

Outten & Golden Can Help You During a Difficult period

The WARN Practice Group at Outten & Golden has represented employees who've lost their jobs in Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, California, Massachusetts, New York and. Virginia. These employees worked at heavy industrial equipment manufacturers, such as Columbus Steel Castings (largest foundry in North America); CQMS Razer (mining equipment foundry); recreational vehicle makers Monaco Coach and Evergreen RV, aircraft makers such as Eclipse Aviation, Adam Air and Emivest, lumber mill Rutland PlyCorp, paper mill Fraser Corp., printers such as AFL Web Printing and Mazer, pharmaceutical companies such Corwood Labs and KV. Many violate the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act. That is where we come in, to protect your rights if you've lost your job.

An employer that violates the law may be liable to pay you and each laid-off co-worker up to two months of pay and benefits, depending on the state where you live. During the difficult period after a layoff, Outten & Golden LLP can help vindicate your rights.

If you are part of a layoff that involved 50 or more employees at an industrial site, such as a foundry, factory, assembly line, processing plant, bakery or refinery, the WARN Act protects you. If you lose your job in a mass layoff at an office, campus of buildings, or other facility, which involved at least 50 full-time employees comprising one-third or more of the total work force, you may be entitled to remedies under the WARN Act. Or, if you and others suffer the reduction of more than 50 percent of your work hours during a six-month period, you may have a WARN Act claim and should contact Outten & Golden LLP.

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Call Outten & Golden LLP to find out more about the WARN Act. If you are suddenly laid off along with at least 50 other full-time employees, contact us to discuss your situation and whether your employer may have violated the WARN Act.