WARN Notices

What is a Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN)?

A California state-required legal notification that requires employers which employ 75 or more full and part-time employees in the preceding 12 months, to give at least a 60-day notice to employees and local representatives before a layoff of 50+ employees or a plant closure involving any number of employees.

Of what benefit is a WARN?

A WARN provides employees, their families and communities increased time to react and pivot from an upcoming layoff.

How to File a WARN Notice?

To file a WARN notice, notify affected employees and the entities listed below. WARN notices can be submitted via email, regular mail, or fax. If submitted via email, one notice can be sent to all of the required entities listed below in a single message.

Who Must Receive the WARN?

Organization Contact Information
Impacted Employees & Representatives
EDD Workforce Services Division eddwarnnotice@edd.ca.gov
NOVAworks Workforce Development Board (for businesses located in San Mateo County, Cupertino, Los Altos, Mountain View, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale)


For Workforce Boards Outside of NOVAworks Region

Chief Elected Official of County

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors President


Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors President


Chief Elected Official of City or Town (usually the Mayor) Available on the City's or Town's website
Local Labor Union Officials (if applicable) Local Labor Union Contact

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