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Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Coronavirus

Find U.S. Department of Labor resources on preparing workplaces for the COVID-19 virus (also known as Coronavirus).

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- WARN Advisor

Mass Layoff

The term "mass layoff" means a reduction in force that:

  1. Is not the result of a plant closing; and
  2. Results in an employment loss at the single site of employment during any 30-day period for:
    1. At least 50-499 employees (excluding any part-time employees) if they represent 33 percent of the total active workforce; or
    2. At least 500 employees (excluding any part-time employees). In this case, the 33 percent rule does not apply.

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