So your pink slip literally arrives out of the blue?
You may have a right to advance notice of a layoff. The notice must be in writing specify the layoff date and state whether bumping rights exist and other information.
The federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act requires employers of 100 or more employees to give workers 60‑day notice of a plant closing (50 or more workers at a site “reasonably expect” to lose their jobs in any 30-day period) or mass layoff (50 or more full‑time employees lose their jobs during a 30‑day period).
An employment loss is a termination (not voluntary or for cause), a layoff of more than six months, or a cutback in hours of more than 50%.
Eligible employees who don’t receive the notice can sue their employees for up to three years’ back‑pay and benefits. Some pink slips may be better than a winning lottery ticket.
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