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New York State WARN Update eff 2-09-09 Memo

As previously advised, the New York WARN Act will become effective on February 9, 2009. While proposed regulations will be published in the New York State Register on February 11, 2009, it appears that the New York WARN Act follows most of the definitions and requirements of the federal WARN Act, except that it cuts in half the number of employees who incur an employment loss before WARN notice is required. Because of these stricter WARN notice requirements, it is more important than ever to understand when WARN notice may be required and to plan ahead so that your Hotel is not caught off-guard by a larger employment loss than you originally anticipated.

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