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- California - Legislation
CAL. LABOR Code, Ch. 4, § 1400 et. seq.
- 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).
- Hawaii - Legislation
HAW. REV. STAT. § 394B-1
- Hawaii - Regulations
Hawaii Administrative Rules, Title 12, Subtitle 6, Chapter 506
- Illinois - Legislation
820 ILL. COMP. STAT., 65/1 et. seq.
- Illinois - Regulations
Illinois Administrative Code, Title 56, Ch. I, Subchapter b, Part 230
- 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).
- Iowa - Legislation
Iowa Code § 84C.1 et. seq. (At Title III, Subtitle 2, Chapter 84C).
- 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).
- Maine - Legislation
ME. REV. STAT., tit. 26, § 625-B
- Maine - Regulations
Maine Code of Rules, 12 Dept. of Labor 170, Chapter 15
- 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).
- Massachusetts - Legislation
MASS. GEN. LAWS, ch. 149, §§ 179B, 182, & 183; and
MASS. GEN. LAWS, ch. 151A, § 71A et. seq.
- Michigan - Legislation
MCL 450.736. (*Only applies to employee-owned companies and compliance is purely voluntary)
- Minnesota - Legislation
Minn. Stat. § 116L.976 (*Compliance is purely voluntary)
- Montana - Legislation
§ 39-2-1001 et. seq., MCA. (*Only applies to governmental facilities)
- Nevada - Regulations
NAC, § 284.626. (*Applies only to state employees).
- New Hampshire - Legislation
N.H. R.S.A. 275:1 et. seq.
- New Jersey - Legislation
N.J.S.A. § 34:21-1 et. seq.
- New Jersey - Regulations
New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 12, Chapter 40,
- New York - Department of Labor, Counsel Opinion Letters
- New York - Legislation
N.Y. LAB. LAW § 860 et. seq.
- New York - Regulations
New York Codes, Rules & Regulations, Title 12, Chapter 12, Part 921
- North Dakota - Regulations
N.D. Admin. Code § 27-03-02-01 et. seq. (*Requires advance notice to state officials prior to certain layoffs or separations).
- Northern Marianas Islands - Regulations
NMIAC § 80-20.1-240.
- Ohio - Legislation
Ohio Rev. Code § 4141.28. (*Not an advance notification statute. Requires notice to director at least three working days prior to certain layoffs or separations).
- Oregon - Legislation
Or. Rev. Stat. § 285A.510 et. seq. (*Not an advance notice to workers statute. Provides regulations for giving notice under federal WARN Act).
- Philadelphia (City) - Ordinance
Philadelphia City Code, Ch. 9, § 9-1500 et. seq.
- Puerto Rico - Legislation
29 L.P.R.A. § 185a. (*Not an advance notification statute. Provides for severance pay based on years of service).
- Tennessee - Legislation
Tenn. Code Ann. § 50-1-601 et. seq. (*Statute applies to smaller employers. Imposes administrative requirements, but not advance notice).
- Vermont - Legislation
21 V.S.A. § 411 et. seq.
- Vermont - Regulations
CVR 24-010-013 et. seq.
- Virgin Islands - Legislation
Virgin Islands Code – Labor, Title 24, Chapter 18 § 471 et. seq. (*Provides advance notification and severance pay).
- Wisconsin - Legislation
WIS. STAT. § 109.07
- Wisconsin - Regulations
Wisconsin Administrative Code, Department of Workforce Development, Chapter 279
- Vermont House Bill, H.758
Enacted. See Vermont legislation!
This site has listings of committee members and contact information for state Senators and House Representatives.
- Alabama - Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Workforce Development Division
- Alaska - DOL, Job Center Network
- Arizona - Department of Economic Security, Workforce Investment Act Section
- Arkansas - Department of Workforce Services
- California - Employment Development Department
- Colorado - CDLE - WARN Act
- Connecticut - Department of Labor
- Florida - Reemployment and Emergency Assistance Coordination Team
- Georgia - Governor's Office of Workforce Development, Rapid Response
- Idaho - DOL, WARN Notices
- Illinois - WorkNet - Rapid Response Services
- Iowa - Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act - Rapid Response
- Kansas - Department of Commerce, Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notification
- Kentucky - Rapid Response
- Louisiana - Workforce Commission, Rapid Response
- Maine - Layoff Assistance
- Maryland - DLLR, Displaced Workers
- Massachusetts - Labor & Workforce Development
- Michigan - MDCD, WARN Act
- Minnesota - Dislocated Worker Program
- Mississippi - MDES - Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Compliance Assistance Materials
- Missouri - Division of Workforce Development
- Montana - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Program
- Nebraska - Department of Labor
- Nevada - Employment Security Division Rapid Response
- New Hampshire - Employment Security
- New Jersey - Department of Labor and Workforce Development
- New Mexico - Rapid Response
- New York - Department of Labor
- North Carolina - Workforce Development
- Ohio - ODJFS Online
- Oklahoma - Employment Security Commission
- Oregon - Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
- Pennsylvania - Workforce Development, Layoff Notification
- Rhode Island - Department of Labor and Training
- South Carolina - SC Works
- South Dakota - Department of Labor and Regulation
- Texas - Workforce Commission
- U.S. Department of Labor - WARN Act Compliance Assistance
- Utah - Department of Workforce Services
- Vermont - Department of Labor
- Virginia - Workforce Network
- Washington - Employment Security Department
- West Virginia - Department of Commerce
- Wisconsin - Dislocated Workers Program