Dislocated Workers: Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act Not Meeting Its Goals

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DIANE Publishing, Mar 1, 1995 - 57 pages
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Responds to the requirements in the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and reviews the implementation of the law and its effect on employers and workers. Reports on (1) the number of closures and layoffs subject to the provisions of WARN, (2) whether employers are providing advance notice as required, (3) the difficulties involved in implementing and enforcing WARN, and (4) the views of employers and employees on the impact of giving or receiving WARN notices. Charts and tables.
 

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Page 3 - The Honorable Edward M. Kennedy Chairman, Committee on Labor and Human Resources United States Senate The Honorable Nancy Landon Kassebaum Ranking Minority Member Committee on Labor and Human Resources United States Senate The Honorable William D.
Page 3 - The Honorable John J. LaFalce Chairman, Committee on Small Business House of Representatives Dear Mr. Chairman: You requested that we review federal agencies' requirements and procedures for certifying women-owned small businesses that are seeking federal contracts.
Page 3 - Issues, who may be reached at (202) 512-7007 if you have any questions concerning the report. Other major contributors are listed in appendix IV. tjo/A David P. Baine Director, Federal Health Care Delivery Issues Executive Summary Purpose In 1993, the Department of Veterans Affairs...
Page 14 - LIFor discussion of US government programs to assist workers dislocated by changing international trade patterns, see Dislocated Workers: Comparison of Assistance Programs (GAO/HRD-92-153BR, Sept 10, 1992) and Plant Closings: Limited Advance Notice and Assistance Provided Dislocated Workers (GAO/HRD-87-105, July 17, 1987). GAO/NSIAD-94-31...
Page 4 - WARN also allows employers to provide less than 60 days' notice under certain exceptions, such as when...
Page 14 - We and other researchers have found that far more workers seek assistance when help is available before or at the time of layoff.
Page 40 - MLS uses reports of layoffs involving at least 50 workers and lasting more than 30 days. Information on mass layoffs is developed initially from each state's unemployment insurance data base...
Page 64 - Lowry, who is with the Maurice and Jane Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice.
Page 29 - WARN described earlier, few lawsuits have been filed since the law was enacted. As of December 1992, we were aware of 66 lawsuits that had been filed by workers, unions representing workers, or states.14 Of those filed, none were brought by local elected officials.
Page 44 - In the event that the business reply envelope is misplaced, you may return the questionnaire to: US General Accounting Office Aim. Ms. Gloria Taylor Room 1115 Switzer Building 441 -G...

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