Iowa enacts State version of WARN Act

The Jackson Lewis Law Firm reports that New legislation requiring employers to provide notice of business closings and mass layoffs or face penalties for failing to do so has been enacted in Iowa.?? The ???Iowa Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act??? (House File 681) was signed into law by Iowa Governor Chester Culver on March 22, 2010, and will become effective July 1, 2010.

Covered Employers

The Iowa WARN Act applies to any person who employs 25 employees or more, excluding part-time employees. (Part-time employees are those who are employed for an average of fewer than 20 hours per week, and those employees who have been employed for fewer than six of the 12 months preceding the date of the required notice.)

Covered Actions

A ???business closing??? means the permanent or temporary shutdown of a single site of employment or one or more facilities or operating units that will result in an employment loss for 25 employees or more, other than part-time employees.
A ???mass layoff??? means a reduction in employment force that is not the result of a business closing and results in an employment loss at a single site of employment during any 30-day period of 25 employees or more, other than part-time employees.

Required Notice

Covered employers must provide at least 30 days??? written notice prior to the effective date of any mass layoff or business closing.

Notice Recipients

The notice must be provided to all affected employees, or their representatives, and the Department of Workforce Development (DWD).
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