Extended COVID-19 Furloughs, Layoffs and other WARN Act Concerns

Oct 6, 2020

Duration: 56 minutes


Angelo Amador of the Restaurant Law Center will host a webinar, with guests from RLC Law Firm Partners Jackson Lewis and Sheppard Mullin to offer insights on the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and various state offshoots.

The federal WARN Act and state “mini-WARN” seek to protect workers from abrupt layoffs by requiring some employers to give advance written notice of mass layoffs. Michael Jakowsky and Isaac Burker of Jackson Lewis will discuss how the federal WARN Act operates, particularly its current implications on extended furloughs or hours reductions due to COVID-19. Derek Havel of Sheppard Mullin will also address a sample of state mini-WARN Act statutes and peculiarities to take into account to remain in full compliance.


Michael Jakowsky, Principal, Jackson Lewis
Isaac J. Burker, Associate, Jackson Lewis
Derek Havel, Partner, Sheppard Mullin
Angelo I. Amador, Executive Director, Restaurant Law Center

About Jackson Lewis P.C.
Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.


About Sheppard Mullin LLP
Sheppard Mullin is a full service Global 100 firm with 900+ attorneys handling corporate and technology matters, high stakes litigation and complex financial transactions. From our 15 offices in North America, Europe and Asia, we offer global solutions to our clients around the world, providing seamless representation in multiple jurisdictions.