On January 11, 2016, Raisner Roupinian LLP filed suit against Fortress Resources, LLC d/b/a McCoy Elkhorn Coal Company (“Fortress”) seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act. We contend Fortress ordered mass layoffs on or about November 1, 2015, without providing its employees with advance written notice. The case is pending in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
If this mass layoff affected you, Raisner Roupinian LLP can provide you with updated information regarding your rights in this case. 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.
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