You may have obligations to give your employees 60-days’ NOTICE under the federal WARN Act, unless your Company experienced “unforeseeable business circumstances”, including a “government ordered closing of an employment site that occurs without prior notice.” Does that mean COVID-19 employer mandates? Great question! Quite possibly, yes.

But(!), NOTICE still needs to be provided to laid off employees. Not making this stuff up! Unfortunately, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has just been hit with a class action lawsuit in Orlando alleging no such notice was given. Plaintiffs are seeking 60 days of compensation, including reimbursement of any medical expenses which would have been covered by the Company’s health insurance plan.

Benson v. Enterprise Holding, Inc. Case No.: 6:20-cv-00891 (M.D. Fla May 27, 2020).

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