Welcome to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) Advisor
This Advisor helps employers and workers understand the requirements of WARN – a law that, in certain circumstances,
requires employers to provide advance notification of layoffs and plant closings in order to provide workers with
sufficient time to seek other employment or retraining opportunities.
If you would like to learn more about WARN prior to beginning using this Advisor, please read
background information on WARN or review
the WARN regulations
and 1989 preamble issued by DOL.
The WARN Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) Advisors developed by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under federal employment laws. To view the entire list of elaws Advisors please visit the elaws website. To learn more about DOL’s efforts to strengthen employment and training opportunities for America’s workers through state and local workforce development systems, visit the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) website.