Sen. Schumer seeks to amend WARN Act after Friendly’s closures

DEWITT, N.Y. (AP/WBNG) — United States Senator Chuck Schumer on Monday announced legislation to strengthen the New York State Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.

Sen. Schumer visited the closed Friendly’s restaurant in Dewitt, where he announced his plan to introduce new legislation in the Senate that will strengthen the WARN Act and increase the circumstances under which employers must give two months’ notice to their employees of imminent and large-scale layoffs.

“This issue is not just about Friendly’s, it’s about big companies treating their workers with some honor and some decency,” he said.

According to the New York State Department of Labor, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires businesses to give early warning of closing and layoffs. Click here to read more.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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