Required Notices for Layoffs in California
If a layoff or plant closing is covered by the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) or by California's mini-WARN, employees who will lose their jobs are entitled to notice 60 days in advance.
Employees who are union members need not receive individual notice; instead, the employer must notify their bargaining reps, who are expected to pass the information along to the affected employees.
The notice required is the same under federal and California law. It must provide specified information about the planned layoffs, including whether they are expected to be temporary or permanent, the expected date when the layoffs will begin and when the employee will receive a termination letter, and whether the employee will have bumping rights.
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/