Layoff Notice Requirements

Wisconsin's Business Closing (Plant Closing) and Mass Layoff Law provides that, with certain exceptions, businesses employing 50 or more persons in the State of Wisconsin must give you written notice 60 days before implementing a "business closing (plant closing)" or "mass layoff" in the state.

Federal Business Closing Notification Law, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN), helps ensure advance notice in cases of qualified plant closings and mass layoffs. The U.S. Department of Labor has a workers and employers guide to this law available at the link above.