Skip to Main Content
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).

Learn More
Compliance Assistance Resources

elaws - employment laws assistance for workers and small businesses

- Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

What notices must be given before an employee is terminated or laid off?

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has no requirement for notice to an employee prior to termination or lay-off. In some situations, the WARN Act provides for notice to workers prior to lay-off.

Some states may have requirements for employee notification prior to termination or lay-off.