While West Virginia has no layoff notice requirements of its own, state agencies assist in enforcing the requirements of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act). The WARN Act imposes restrictions on the way layoffs are handled. It is designed to give employees advance notice of a layoff in order to find another job or to seek retraining in a new occupation and to give the state adequate preparation to assist the affected workers. There is additional information and a comprehensive discussion of the WARN Act available.
West Virginia offers a number of training services and information on employment opportunities for workers through its federally mandated workforce investment initiative. There is more information available.