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Justin Swartz - Class Action Employment lawyer New York City

Justin M. Swartz

New York Office

Our firm has extensive experience working on behalf of employees nationwide who have been affected by mass layoffs and company shut-downs. The Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification (WARN) Act requires that employers give employees 60 days advance written notice of a mass layoff, worksite closing or plant closing. When employers violate this notice provision, we represent employees in class action litigation for damages in federal court and, when necessary, in bankruptcy court.

Outten & Golden lawyers have effectively assisted thousands of clients nationwide in pursuing successful WARN Act class actions and unpaid wages claims related to sudden job loss without adequate notice. The lawsuits cover a variety of industries, including financial services, restaurants and food services, manufacturing, retail, transportation, schools, hospitals, call centers, staffing agency sites, consumer marketing, printing, and corporate training services.  WARN can cover employees in a range of workplaces, including factories, offices, mines, mills, warehouses, plants, depots, garages, hangars, and stores.

Outten & Golden lawyers investigate and file lawsuits throughout the United States on behalf of employees affected by mass layoffs and company shut-downs. These include:

  • WARN Act claims for up to 60 days pay and benefits including health insurance – often litigated as class actions on a contingency fee basis
  • State WARN-law litigation – for employees in states such as New York, New Jersey, California, Ohio, Illinois, and Wisconsin
  • Bankruptcy litigation of WARN Act claims
  • Litigation against controlling parent entities such as private investment funds
  • Counseling employees and public officials on WARN events

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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