Maryland WARN Act

In addition to the protection provided by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act, the Maryland Economic Stabilization Act is a voluntary law that applies to industrial, commercial, and business industries in the state.  Few attorneys have as much experience and expertise as does Outten & Golden’s WARN Practice Group, which has represented thousands of employees across the United States for over ten years.

Under Maryland state law, employers are asked to voluntarily comply with the state guidelines regarding mass layoffs.  The law is intended to apply to employers that have been in business for at least one year.  The guidelines recommend that 90 days' advance notice be given by the employer when it plans to relocate a facility or lay off at least 25 percent of its workforce, or 15 employees, over any 3-month period.  The voluntary guidelines also address continuation of health insurance and pension benefits and severance pay for the employees affected by relocations, layoffs, or shutdowns.

The WARN Practice Group at Outten & Golden comprises nationally-recognized employment law and class action litigation attorneys skilled in this specific area of law.  Few law firms or attorneys have experience and knowledge on par with the attorneys at Outten & Golden when it comes to the WARN Act. We have the resources and nationwide scope to assist you in your claims, whether it’s informing you of the relevant law or filing and litigating an action on your behalf.

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