In January 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Senate Bill 3170, making drastic amendments to the NJ WARN Act. On January 10, 2023, after years of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill No. 4768, permitting the amendments to take effect on April 10, 2023. This course will provide an overview of the federal WARN Act and the amendments to New Jersey’s WARN Act and will provide best practices for employers to comply with the same..
Key topics to be discussed:
An overview of the federal WARN Act and other state law mini-WARN Acts
An overview of New Jersey’s WARN Act and the amendments to the law
How the amendments to New Jersey’s WARN Act will affect companies conducting a reduction in force going forward
Date: February 22, 2023
Sean Kirby | Sheppard Mullin
Sean Kirby is a partner in Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLPs the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s New York office.
Sean’s practice encompasses the defense of single plaintiff and class action discrimination, wrongful discharge and wage/hour claims, in addition to employment contract, restrictive covenant, whistleblower, sexual harassment, and related claims. He regularly represents clients in labor and employment litigations in federal and state courts, in arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association and the Financial Industry Regulation Authority, and in proceedings before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and state agencies throughout the United States.
Sean also counsels domestic and international clients on day-to-day workplace employment issues such as the preparation, administration and enforcement of personnel policies, hiring procedures, reductions-in-force, severance and termination strategies, employee discipline, disability, leaves of absence, wage/hour law, compliance with anti-discrimination laws, the labor election process, and the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws. Sean regularly drafts and negotiates employment, separation, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements. He also conducts discrimination and harassment prevention trainings, as well as investigations into harassment allegations, whistleblower complaints, and other employment matters.
Finally, Sean defends disability access discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and New York State and City accessibility standards. He has experience in matters ranging from architectural barrier access cases to cutting edge disability access claims involving websites, and other new media. His experience includes representing several national restaurant chains, retail establishments, and other businesses.
I. An overview of the federal WARN Act and other state law mini-WARN Acts | 3:00pm – 3:20pm
II. An overview of New Jersey’s WARN Act and the amendments to the law | 3:20pm – 3:40pm
III. How the amendments to New Jersey’s WARN Act will affect companies conducting a reduction in force going forward | 3:40pm – 4:00pm