On May 15, 2019, we filed a class action suit against Wood-Mode, Inc. (“Wood-Mode”), Robert L. Gronlund, and Robert Brooks Gronlund, seeking to recover 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (“WARN”) Act and unpaid accrued vacation wages under the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law. We contend Wood-Mode ordered a mass layoff on or about May 13, 2019, without providing its employees with advance written notice, and did not pay the accrued vacation earned by employees.
On June 10, 2020 Raisner Roupinian LLP received a consent judgment in favor of the Plaintiffs and the Class of approximately 900 employees against Wood-Mode based on the violation of the WARN Act, in the amount of $13,796,114.03. In resolving the WARN Act claim, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania advised that the claims for unpaid wages against the Gronlunds be brought in state court.
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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