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Tuesday, October 2, 2012


As the legislation stands today “Sequestration” with its required defense spending cuts will kick in on Jan 2, 2013.  Under the WARN act impending mass layoffs must be preceded by 60 days notice.  That would be November 2nd 2012. 

Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has been told by the white house to NOT send notices as required by law because the OMB states that “the Pentagon didn't plan on killing any contracts on Jan. 2” but if Lockheed incurred any fines for not complying with notifications required by the WARN act

“the government would pay for severance costs mandated under a federal layoff notices law, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act.”

Now I don’t think anyone believes that “Sequestration” requirements will remain “as is” following the election.  However, that does not change the situation (and the law) as it exists today.

I have a problem with a Federal administrative decision that instructs a private entity to ignore the law and promise to pay any fines incurred as a result with tax payer dollars.


1 comment:

  1. I agree that this (like the dream "act") is worrisome.