The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has now published the form mandated to be used by New Jersey employers to provide notice of mass layoffs or the transfer or termination of operations under the Millville Dallas Airmotive Plant Job Loss Notification Act (“Millville Dallas Act” or state “Baby WARN”). An interactive copy of the form is attached, along with the Department’s Summary of the Law.
Employers who have been in operation three years or longer and who have at least 100 or more full-time employees are required to use the form to provide a minimum of 60 days’ advance notice of plant closings or mass layoffs to: (a) all affected employees and their collective bargaining unit representatives (if any); (b) the Commissioner of Labor and Workforce Development; and (c) the chief elected official of the municipality where the business is located.
Employers must insert the following information into the form:
- The number of employees whose employment will be terminated
- The date(s) each employee termination will occur
- The reasons for the mass layoff or transfer or termination of operations
- A list of all available employment opportunities, including the pay, benefits, location, and other terms and conditions of such alternate employment
- A summary of employee rights with respect to the payment of wages, severance, pension, and other benefits in connection with the termination, including rights based on an existing collective bargaining agreement or other existing employer policy
Employers who fail to timely provide notice face substantial penalties, including mandatory severance to each affected employee equal to one full week of pay for each full year of employment, in addition to the payment of other available severance benefits.
Use the following link for an interactive copy of the Millville Dallas Form.