Damages for Violating Required Notices for Layoffs in California
An employer who violates either the federal or state WARN law may be ordered to pay all affected workers for all pay and benefits they lost for the period of the WARN violation, up to the full 60 days WARN requires.
This amount is reduced by any wages earned or severance payments the employer made voluntarily during that time.
For example, if an employer should have given 60 days' notice, but gave notice only 40 days in advance of a layoff, employees would be entitled to 20 days of pay and benefits, unless the employer paid them severance covering that extra time.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/