posted on Sep, 29 2012 @ 09:34 AM
I unfortunately received one of these notices when working for a company that was an incumbant that lost their contract so the WARN was a
requirement, this was known in advance , expected and certain because a new contract was awarded to the winning company.
There is a problem with giving notice for possible sequestration, because the law says unforseen circumstances are not subject to WARN
The Department of Labor was not doing anything out of bounds, blaming the president for what all parties and the bipartisan committee agreed upon over
a year ago as an interim budget solution is bad politics by the Republicans who can't find anything that is a real issue directly against the
If there were a list of affected companies, the amounts or contracts specifically getting cut and a definite decision right now on whether
sequestration will happen, then maybe there could be a real argument, but right now it is uncertain as to whether or not sequestration will happen so
it makes no sense to send a Warn Notice.
I do also believe that some states have guidelines for their own employers to follow in circumstances like this.
edit on 29-9-2012 by phinubian because: (no reason given)