WARN Act - How Does it Work & Consequences

Oracle TOrT52
Mar 30 13 Comments

I just got laid off via the WARN act.
Does anybody know exactly what that means for me if I start at a new job before the two months expires?
1. Do I have to notify my old company that I got a new job? Can I just keep collecting the check from my old company while working at the new one?
2. What will happen to me if I start a new job before the 60 days of the WARN period expire and I don’t tell anybody? Could my old job come after me? Could I lose my new job if they find out?

Advice and guidance appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Jet.com / Eng fpisfun
    1. Yes, you can keep collecting paycheck from both your new job and old job.
    2. No, you don't have to notify anyone. Only caveat is if your old company offer you another position in the company within the WARN and if you deny that u will loose your severance package.
    Mar 30 7
    • So you are allowed to receive pay checks from your previous employer even after your H1B was transferred to your new employer? I thought this might be against the rules since you are still legally employed by your original employer during the WARN period?
      Mar 30
    • Jet.com / Eng fpisfun
      No, you are no longer employed by your previous employer, just getting the paycheck as part of WARN, nothing more.
      Mar 30
    • Interesting, our HR department has told us that we are still employed until the end of the WARN period.
      Mar 30
    • Unity hjqwert
      Technically you can have multiple H1B and work for different employers. So it’s ok as long as you have valid I797 from both.
      Mar 31
    • Compass 905
      Fpis is correct. Consult a licensed employment attorney in your state though, it shouldn’t be more than $300.
      Apr 14
  • Homeaway ppMg64
    What is the this WARN act? Never heard of it
    Mar 30 2
    • GoDaddy 5"6 Indian
      calif law related to layoffs
      Mar 30
    • Sizmek
      prwrie

      Sizmek

      BIO
      I’ll think about it.
      prwriemore
      It’s a federal law that requires companies give advance notice to employees if the company is about to do mass layoffs.

      some states like calif and NY have their own regulations that go further.
      Apr 12
  • Microsoft €%ds32&@
    So the layoffs at Oracle are still going on?
    Mar 30 0
  • F5 Networks / Product hmm....
    You don’t have to tell anyone.
    Mar 30 0

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