Layoff & Outplacement

Running a business comes with considerable challenges. If you are considering laying off employees, closing a division, or shutting down business operations within California, we can help you ensure a smooth transition for your company and your employees, while ensuring compliance with legal requirements. NOVA will save you time and help you to understand all the options available to you. We can also help you provide your employees with outplacement service and retraining opportunities.

Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Requirements

The California Labor Code requires that employers give a 60-day notice to the affected employees and to both state and local representatives prior to a plant closing or mass layoff.


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, you must provide notice to NOVAworks, which is the local workforce development board for this region. Notification can be sent to NOVAworks' Business Services Team via the button below.

Notify NOVAworks

Resources for Businesses

Links to COVID-related information and resources for businesses

U.S. Department of Treasury
Paycheck Protection Program
SAMCEDA (San Mateo County)
Assistance & Guidance for Businesses and Workers Affected by COVID-19
City of San José (Santa Clara County)
COVID-19 Guidance for Employers, Workers and Businesses