District of Columbia Layoff laws & HR compliance analysis

District of Columbia Layoff: What you need to know

While the District of Columbia has no layoff notice requirements of its own, District 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 District adequate preparation to assist the affected workers.
There is a comprehensive discussion of the WARN Act available.
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The WARN Act requires employers to notify their appropriate dislocated worker unit when layoffs occur.
Employers in the District of Columbia should visit http://does.dc.gov/service/dislocated-workers for additional details and current contact information.
Last reviewed on December 20, 2017.

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