A Comparison of Iowa's Layoff Notification Law and the Federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

  Iowa Layoff Notification Law Federal WARN Act
Applies to: Companies with 25 or more employees. Companies with 100 or more employees.
Goes into effect when: A permanent or temporary shutdown or mass layoff of 25 or more employees for a period exceeding 6 months. Closing: when 50 or more employees will be affected during a 30-day period. Mass Layoff: when 500 or more employees or 33% of the workforce will permanently lose their job during a 30-day period.
Length of notice required: 30-days 60-days
Information required in the notice: Company Name, Address, Business Contact Information, Date of Event, Names and Addresses of Affected Employees Company Name, Address, Business Contact Information, Date of Event, Names and Addresses of Affected Employees
Enforcement through: Iowa Workforce Development US Department of Labor & United States District Courts
Contact information:

State Rapid Response Coordinator
Iowa Workforce Development
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: 319-235-2123 ext. 41310
Fax: 319-235-1068
Email: dislocated.worker@iwd.iowa.gov

U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration
Office of Work-Based Learning
Room N-5426
200 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-219-5577

 

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