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The WARN Act is a federal law requiring employers of 100 or more full-time workers to give 60-days advance notice of a plant closing or mass layoff. This federal law applies to employers in the State of Rhode Island. 

> Employers with 100 or more full-time workers are affected if they: close a facility or discontinue an operating unit with 50 or more workers; or 

> If they lay off 50-499 workers (and these workers comprise at least 33% of the total workforce at a single site of employment); or

> If they lay off 500 or more workers at a single site of employment

The law requires that this notification be given to the appropriate local chief elected official, the Dislocated Worker Unit of the State Department of Labor, and the collective bargaining representative of affected employees or each employee if the employees do not have such representation. 

 

Written notification should be printed on company letterhead, signed by the authorized employer representative and addressed to:

Connie Parks
Chief of Labor & Training Operations
Business Service Unit
RI Department of Labor & Training
1511 Pontiac Avenue-Bldg. 73-3, Cranston, RI 02920
Telephone: (401)462-8724 | Fax: (401)462-8722 | Email: cparks@dlt.ri.gov

This notification should include the:

  • name and address of the work site where the plant closing or mass lay off will occur;
  • date(s) of proposed closing or mass layoff;
  • number of affected workers and address of their collective bargaining representative and chief elected officer if applicable;
  • name, address and telephone number of the employer representative to contact regarding the closing or mass layoff.

Employers should review the Act and seek counsel to discuss its provisions, including penalties, exceptions and enforcement. Contact Connie Parks at (401)462-8724 for additional details regarding these requirements.

Labor and Training's Labor Market Information Unit conducts a monthly survey on Mass Layoff Statistics. To view the latest survey, visit www.dlt.ri.gov/lmi/mls.htm. The US Dept. of Labor (US DOL) provides information about the WARN Act through their publications:

The US DOL published WARN Act regulations presented in a step-by-step Q&A format:
Title 20 Code of Federal Regulations Part 639

Specific requirements of the WARN Act may be found in the Act itself:
Public Law 100-379 29 U.S.C. 2101, et seq

 

 


WARN Notices for 2009 - 2014
WARN
Date
Date
Received
Company
Name
Location
of Layoffs
Number
Effected
Effected Date Closing
Yes/No

Union
Yes/No

Union
Address

7/30/14
7/30/14

IntegraMed Inc.  

Providence and Middletown
5
9/30/14
No
No
6/30/14
7/1/14

Cox Communications

West Warwick
142
8/31/14
No
No
3/26/14
3/31/14

Sodexo

Smithfield
115
5/15/14
Yes
Yes
USAWR
90 Printery St. Providence
11/15/13
11/18/13

Money Management International

Lincoln
49
1/15/14
Yes
No
9/30/13
9/30/13

Dessert Services Inc.

Warwick
1
11/30/13
Yes
No
8/9/13
8/16/13

Landauef Metropolitan, Inc.

Warwick
66
10/8/13
No
No
5/31/13
6/13/13

Essential Salon Products Inc.

Cranston
3
5/31/13
Yes
No
5/22/13
5/23/13

Sodexho Inc 

Warwick
62
7/30/13
Yes
Yes
1/11/13
1/11/13

American Suzuki Motor Corporation

Washington County
---
3/14/13
Yes
No
6/27/12
6/27/12

Portola Tech International Inc.

Cumberland
51
8/27/12
Yes
No
4/12/12
4/12/12

Pawtuxet Village Care & Rehabilitation Center

Cranston
150
6/11/12
Yes
Yes
North America AFL-CIO 410 South Main Street, Providence RI
1/30/12
1/31/12

John Crane, Inc.

Cranston
70
4/1/12
Yes
Yes
Sealol Shop Union, 15 Pioneer Ave., Warwick RI 02888
10/17/11
10/17/11

Lowe’s Home Center

North Kingstown
110
10/17/11
Yes
No
---
8/30/11
9/2/11

WSI

Newport
16
10/30/11
Yes
No
---
7/28/11
8/3/11

Lockheed Martin Corp - Global Training & Logistics

Newport
9
9/30/11
Yes
No
---
7/29/11
8/1/11

BNY Mellon

Pawtucket
98
October 28, 2011 and November 10, 2011
Yes
No
---
5/25/11
5/27/11

Flextronics Americas LLC

North Kingstown, Providence, Smithfield and Warwick
21
Staggered
Yes
No
---
4/1/11
4/1/11

Bank of New York Mellon
(BNY Mellon)

Pawtucket
98
6/6/11-10/30/11
Yes
No
---
2/15/11
2/15/11

Stanley Black & Decker

East Greenwich
5
4/11/2011
No
No
---
1/22/11
1/25/11

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. /Sam’s Club

Warwick
122
2/18/2011
No
No
---
8/20/10 8/23/10

Bank of America

Lincoln
89
10/1/10
No
No
---
8/2/10 2/8/10

Stanley Works
Nail Dept.

East Greenwich
26
10/1/2010-10/15/2010, 10/29/2010-11/12/2010, 12/3/2010-12/17/2010
No
No
---
2/5/10 2/8/10

Stanley Works
Nail Dept.

East Greenwich
165
2/8/10
No
No
---
12/31/09 1/4/10 The Ski Market Warwick 8
2/1/10
Yes
No
---
11/20/09 11/24/09 Leviton Mfg Warwick 66
1/20/10
2/19/10
Yes
No
---
11/20/09 11/24/09 Liz Clayborne Lincoln 103
4/19/10
4/30/10
Yes
Yes
NE Joint Board, Local 324, UNITE HERE
10/8/09 10/8/09 Aramark Providence 60-80
11/30/09
No
No
10/5/09 10/5/09 A.T. Cross Lincoln 63 12/1/09 No No  
8/21/09 8/25/09 A.T. Cross Lincoln additional 16 3/23/09 No No  
7/13/09 7/14/09 Portola Woonsocket 130 3/23/09 Yes No  
7/13/09 7/14/09 Victoria & Company East Providence 26 7/7/09 Yes No  
7/1/09 3/23/09 A.T. Cross Lincoln 14 3/23/09 No No  
6/16/09 7/2/09 HGA Quest Nationwide - RI 10 8/16/09 No No  
4/28/09 4/29/09 Providence Public Library Providence 171 6/30/09 No Yes United Service & Allied Workers of RI 90 Printery St. Providence, RI 02904
4/15/09 4/15/09 First Student Burrillville 55 6/30/09 Yes No  
3/11/09 3/10/09 Honeywell Pawtucket 29 5/10/09 Yes No  
3/9/09 3/9/09 Victoria & Company East Providence 71 5/8/09 No No  
3/4/09 3/6/09 APC by Schneider Electric West Warwick 54 5/2/09 Yes No  
3/5/09 3/5/09 Leviton Mfg Warwick 119 5/10/09 Yes No  
2/19/09 2/20/09 Colibri Group, Inc. East Providence and Providence 270 1/15/09 Yes No  
1/19/09 1/12/09 Bank of America Lincoln 121 1/8/09 No No  


 
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