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The California WARN (Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification) Act requires covered employers to provide advance notice to employees affected by plant closings and mass layoffs.
How to File a WARN Notice
To file a WARN notice, notify affected employees as well as the entities listed below. E-mail is the preferred means of notification; if sending via e-mail, then there is no need to also provide notification via mail or fax. When sending via e-mail, one notice can be sent to all of the required entities listed below in a single message.
- California Employment Development Department (EDD) firstname.lastname@example.org
Local Workforce Development Board
If the closure or layoff will occur within San Mateo County or the Santa Clara County cities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, or Sunnyvale, provide notice to NOVAworks: email@example.com (Click for a list of workforce boards in other areas. )
Chief County Elected Official
For businesses in Santa Clara County: Mike Wasserman, President, Board of Supervisors, District1@bos.sccgov.org
For businesses in San Mateo County: Don Horsley, President, Board of Supervisors, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief Local Elected Official
Send the notice via e-mail to the mayor in the city in which the layoff will occur.
- Local Labor Union Officials (if applicable)
Resources for Businesses
Links to COVID-related information and resources for businesses
- Paycheck Protection Program
- Assistance & Guidance for Businesses and Workers Affected by COVID-19
- COVID-19 Guidance for Employers, Workers and Businesses