WARN Act Class Actions

Mass layoffs or plant closings in violation of the federal WARN Act and related state laws victimize employees. Berger Montague’s Employment & Unpaid Wages Group is available to advise and represent laid off workers.

The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”) and related state laws protect workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide sixty days of advance notice of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. The legally mandated WARN notice must be provided to affected workers or their representatives (e.g., a labor union); to the state dislocated worker unit; and to the appropriate unit of local government. A number of states, including California, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York, have their own versions of the federal WARN Act, which differ slightly from the federal statute.

Across the country, when employers have failed to provide statutorily required notice to affected workers or their representatives, Berger Montague can prosecute these violations as class action cases. We aggressively pursue WARN Act violations wherever and whenever they occur.

No Fees Without Recovery

Berger Montague employment cases are often litigated on a contingent fee basis, so plaintiffs and the class do not pay attorneys’ fees or court costs unless there is a recovery.

Contact Us To Learn More

We invite you to learn more about our Employment Law Group. Berger Montague welcomes referrals from other law firms and attorneys. For more information or to schedule a confidential discussion about a potential case, please fill out the contact form on the right, email us at [email protected], or contact shareholder Shanon Carson at (215) 875-4656. We are available to evaluate potential employment cases without charge.