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Below is a general comparison between the Iowa Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and the Federal Workers Adjustment And Retraining Notification Act.

Comparison
Law Iowa Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act Federal WARN Act
Applies to: Companies with 25 or more employees. Companies with 100 or more employees.
Goes into effect when: A permanent or temporary shutdown or mass layoff of 25 or more employees for a period exceeding 6 months. Closing: when 50 or more employees will be affected during a 30-day period. Mass Layoff: when 500 or more employees or 33% of the workforce will permanently lose their job during a 30-day period.
Length of notice required 30-days 60-days
Information required in the notice: Company Name, Address, Business Contact Information, Date of Event, Names and Addresses of Affected Employees Company Name, Address, Business Contact Information, Date of Event, Names and Addresses of Affected Employees
Enforcement Through: Iowa Workforce Development U.S. Department of Labor & United States District Courts

CONTACT INFORMATION

Iowa Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

State Rapid Response Coordinator
Iowa Workforce Development
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
Phone: 319-235-2123 ext. 41310
Fax: 319-235-1068
Email: dislocated.worker@iwd.iowa.gov

Federal WARN Act

Office of Policy Development and Research; Division of Policy, Legislation, and Regulations
Employment and Training Administration
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave NW
Room N-5641
Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202-693-3079
Email: 
warn.inquiries@dol.gov