About the bill
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
100th Congress (1987–1988)
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.
Senator for Ohio
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Last Updated: Aug 4, 1988
23 Cosponsors (18 Democrats, 5 Republicans)
Jun 16, 1988
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
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
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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Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, Pub. L. No. 100-379, S. 2527, 100th Cong. (1988).
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