Level Solar – $400,000 Settlement
On September 21, 2017, we filed suit against Level Solar, Inc. (“Level Solar”) in the Supreme Court of the State of New York seeking to recover up to 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the New York Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act. We contend Defendant ordered mass layoffs on or about September 19, 2017, without providing their employees with 90 days advance written notice.
On December 4, 2017, Defendant filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. On February 7, 2018, we initiated a WARN suit in the Southern District of New York Bankruptcy Court on behalf of the employees of Level Solar who were terminated on or about September 19, 2017.
On June 26, 2019, the Bankruptcy Court granted final approval of a WARN settlement on behalf of employees who worked at the New York facilities located at 236 West 30th Street and 327 New South Road.
Settlement checks will mailed to the members of the settlement class, less class counsel’s fees, expenses, service payments and applicable withholding, following confirmation of the Debtor’s bankruptcy plan. When we are advised of the date of mailing, we will update it here.
If this mass layoff affected you, Raisner Roupinian LLP can provide you with updated information regarding your rights in this case. Generally, the New York WARN Act requires companies to provide their employees with 90 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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