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S. 2527 (100th): Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act of 1988 (the "WARN Act") is a US labor law which protects employees, their families, and communities by requiring most employers with 100 or more employees to provide 60 calendar-day advance notification of plant closings and mass layoffs of employees, as defined in the Act. In 2001, there were about 2,000 mass layoffs and plant closures which were subject to WARN advance notice requirements and which affected about 660,000 employees.

Employees entitled to notice under the WARN Act include managers and supervisors, hourly wage, and salaried workers. The WARN Act requires that notice also be given to employees' representatives (i.e., a labor union), the local chief elected official (i.e. the mayor), and the state dislocated worker unit.

The advance notice is intended to …

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Jun 16, 1988
100th Congress (1987–1988)
Status

Enacted — By 10 Day Rule on Aug 4, 1988

This bill became enacted on August 4, 1988 after ten days elapsed after being presented to the President.

Law
Pub.L. 100-379
Sponsor

Howard Metzenbaum

Senator for Ohio

Democrat

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Last Updated: Aug 4, 1988

Cosponsors

23 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 5 Republicans)

Source

History

Jun 16, 1988
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jun 16, 1988
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jul 6, 1988
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jul 13, 1988
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 4, 1988
 
Enacted — By 10 Day Rule

The bill was enacted by failing to be signed or vetoed by the President within ten days of receiving the bill from Congress (Sundays excepted).

S. 2527 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2527. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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