The California Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, known as the WARN Act, protects workers who have suffered a mass layoff, plant closing, or relocation by requiring employers to give a 60 day advance notice to affected employees. This notice gives employees the opportunity to seek and find other employment and prepare for the upcoming layoff.
The WARN Act provides the 60 day advance notice to both hourly and salaried workers, as well as executives, managers and supervisors. The California WARN Act applies to layoffs that affect 50 or more employees within a 30-day period and applies to businesses with 75 or more employees. The California WARN Act applies to part-time employees in addition to full-time employees.