As we've discussed before, the WARN Act generally requires large-scale employers to notify workers of any mass layoffs or plant closures 60 days before the event occurs. We've also discussed some circumstances, such as unforeseeable business events, or dire financial hardship, in which the Act's requirements are diminished. When a large-scale business is sold, however, when and to whom the Act applies can be tricky to determine.
Whether intentional or not, almost every business has an online presence. With websites like Yelp, Facebook and Google Reviews, users can create online profiles for businesses they have been to or heard about, and share their experiences and opinions. In some cases, these reviews serve as free advertisements that most businesses will welcome. In others, they create a platform for words that walk the line between criticism and defamation.