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Cleveland (City) - Ordinance Clev. City Code, Ch. 38, § 396.03. ((*Requires businesses with buildings of 150,000 square feet or more of space to give 60 day advance notice to various city officials before vacating or abandoning the property).
Indiana - Legislation (*No advance notification law. Under certain circumstances, notification to government officials is required when a company adopts a plan for dissolution, liquidation or withdrawal from the state).
Kansas - Legislation (*No advance notification law. Companies prohibited from reducing or ceasing operations for the purpose of avoiding state labor laws - notice to secretary of labor can reduced potential liability).
Maryland - Legislation Md. Code, Corp. & Assoc., § 1-101. (*Requires Maryland corporations to give 20 day advance notice to workers before filing dissolution papers).
Md. Code, Lab.& Empl., § 11-301 et. seq. (*Suggests, but does not require, a 90 notice period by employers of 50 or more persons before workplace closings and relocations that affect 25 percent of the workforce of 15 or more employees, which is greater).
Maryland - Regulations COMAR, § 09.33.02.04. (*Voluntary guidelines for advance notification of workers).
COMAR, § 09.32.02.06. (*Requires employer to file, 48 hours in advance of the layoffs, notice with Secretary of Labor).
Minnesota legislators Rep. Ryan Winkler and Rep. Mike Sundin introduced a bill, HF 1266, on March 5, 2013. The bill would require employers to give at least 30 days notice before undertaking a worksite closing or mass layoff affecting 25 or more employees. The law would apply to any employer of 25 or more employees. By lowering the triggering thresholds, the bill seeks to expand worker protections by covering more employers and more displaced workers. As a trade-off for expanded coverage, the notice period is shorter than that found under federal law.