In these challenging economic times, downsizing is becoming an increasingly necessary evil. When layoffs and reductions-in-force are not thoughtfully planned and implemented, anticipated cost savings can become fleeting and necessary changes can be delayed or derailed. This breakfast briefing will address the requirements and potential pitfalls of the WARN Act and its state law counterparts. When does WARN apply and what does it require? What constitutes "unforeseeable business circumstances" that may reduce the notice requirement, particularly in the present economy? What are the consequences of non-compliance? This presentation will provide practical guidance designed to permit employers to successfully maneuver the plant-closing and mass-layoff notification minefield.