North Carolina Layoff laws & HR compliance analysis

North Carolina Layoff: What you need to know

While North Carolina 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 a comprehensive discussion of the WARN Act available.
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Payment of wages. Upon termination for whatever reason, an employee must be paid all wages or salary due by the next regular payday (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 95-25.7).
WARN requires employers to notify their state dislocated worker unit when layoffs occur. Employers in North Carolina should visit for additional details.
Last reviewed on November 27, 2017.

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