Over the last two months, a dozen businesses in the North Bay have filed notices of job displacements through California’s WARN Act (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification), according to the state Employment Development Department.
The state’s WARN Act requires companies that have employed at least 75 workers at their facilities in the previous year to provide 60 days’ advance notice of layoffs, terminations or business closures, according to the EDD. But when the pandemic began in March, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order that temporarily suspends the 60-day deadline because of COVID-19, with some exceptions
In Marin County, two businesses with operations in the region filed WARN notices, with Corte Madera-based restaurant chain Il Fornaio America reporting 347 temporary layoffs that became effective Dec. 7. And Sundance Holdings Group, LLC, a Salt Lake City-based retailer, will terminate seven employees when its shop at The Villages in Corte Madera permanently closes on Jan. 31.
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