05 May: Sweeney/Doria Measure Would Require Pre-Notification For Plant Closures

TRENTON – A measure sponsored by Senators Stephen M. Sweeney and Joseph V. Doria that would require employers to provide workers with pre-notification of certain plant closings and mass layoffs was approved today by the Senate Labor Committee.

“By providing advance notice of plant closings and layoffs, employers would allow workers more time to find other employment,” said Senator Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, who Chairs the Senate Labor panel. “This is a measure to help recently laid off employees find employment sooner, rather than leaving them jobless all of a sudden. Employers should provide adequate notice – its the right thing to do.”