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Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)

The Illinois WARN Act requires employers with 75 or more full-time employees to give workers and state and local government officials 60 days advance notice of a plant closing or mass layoff. An employer that fails to provide notice as required by law is liable to each affected employee for back pay and benefits for the period of the violation, up to a maximum of 60 days. The employer may also be subject to a civil penalty of up to $500 for each day of the notice violation. This law does not apply to federal, state, or local governments.


  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Information: (217) 782-1710