Attention Oilfield Workers Effected by Recent Layoffs
If you or a friend have been laid off, as a result of the recent price fluctuations with oil prices, you have legal rights. Call our Office for a free consultation about your rights. Call 800-862-1260.
A law known as the Warn Act, could protect you and your family, if you have been laid off - call us for more information. The call is Free. The consultation is Free.
The WARN Act requires “employers”, as defined, to provide 60 days advance written notice of a “mass layoff” to each affected employee.
Absent such notice and subject to certain exceptions, employers are required to pay 60 days wages and benefits to each affected employee and possibly other damages.Know Your Rights Under the Law
Employers must give employees at least 60 days' notice before laying them off, according to the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act or "WARN" Act.
Again: Employers must give employees at least 60 days' notice before laying them off.
Over the last four or five months, a large number of Oil Companies and Oil Service Companies have been and continue to lay people off without providing the employee proper legal notice.
A substantial number of oil companies have violated the WARN Act.
All employers that fall under these requirements, oil and gas employers included, must give their employees at least 60 days' warning before a layoff.
The WARN Act applies to employers with 100 or more employees.
Thus if you worked for an employer with more than one hundred employees and you were laid off with no notice, call Carabin Shaw.
The law does not include employees who work less than half time (fewer than 6 out of the last 12 months or average less than 20 hours per week).Who is Entitled to Advance Notice
Employees who are entitled to advance notice (60 days, per the WARN Act) can include both managers and supervisors, salaried and hourly workers.Who is not Covered
The WARN Act does not apply to government entities, including federal, state, and local government employees/public servants.Warn Violations & Pursuing Damages
Any employer that is bound by the WARN Act who violates the employee's right to at least 60 days' notice before a layoff or shutdown can be held liable for damages.
Did your employer give you adequate notice before a layoff?
If your rights under the WARN Act were violated, call us.
The call is Free! The consultation is Free!