On March 30, 2017, Outten & Golden filed suit against Aquion Energy, Inc., ("Aquion") seeking to recover up to 60 days wages and benefits for former employees under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification ("WARN") Act. We contended that Aquion ordered mass layoffs on or about March 8, 2017, without providing its employees with 60 days advance written notice.
On October 3, 2019, Judge Kevin Gross of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware granted final approval of the WARN action filed by Outten & Golden for $475,000. Settlement checks were mailed to class members beginning in October 2019. Class members had 60 days from the date of issuance of the settlement checks to deposit or negotiate their checks. After 60 days, unclaimed funds will be revert back to the Debtor.
If this mass layoff affected you, Outten & Golden LLP can provide you with updated information regarding your rights in this case. Generally, the WARN Act requires companies to provide their employees with 60 days written notice in advance of a mass layoff or plant closing. In the absence of such notice, employers may be liable to each affected employee for 60 days wages and benefits.
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