A WARN Notice should include the following information:
Louisiana Workforce Commission
Business Service Unit
Attention: Patrick Smith
State Rapid Response Coordinator
RE: Notice of Mass Layoff
This notice is being provided to you pursuant to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988, which requires employers to give official notice to certain government units or officials of a pending mass layoff.
Earlier this year, xxxxxx Corporation determined that there was excess capacity within its xxxxxx business. The Company carefully analyzed this situation and its available options, and it is with regret that I must report to you that the company has decided to substantially reduce its operations at the xxxxxxx Plant. As a result, we anticipate that we will permanently lay off approximately xxx employees over the next six months, beginning as early as xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Affected positions consist of the following:
Unit/Dept. Position Affected
Salaried Positions Support Positions
Except for hourly bargaining employees whose bumping rights are governed by seniority provisions contained in the bargaining agreement, employees do not have bumping rights. The plant's hourly bargaining employees are represented by xxxxxx Union. The representative of this union is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx. His address is xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, xxxxxxxxxxxx, LA xxxxx.
The Company intends to offer severance benefits and transition programs (including outplacement services) to affected employees. It is our hope that these programs will lessen the impact of the mass layoff on individual employees and on the community as a whole. Should you have any questions, please call me at (xxx) xxx-xxxxx.