2 U.S. Code § 1315 - Rights and protections under Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
No employing office shall be closed or a mass layoff ordered within the meaning of section 3 of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (29 U.S.C. 2102) until the end of a 60-day period after the employing office serves written notice of such prospective closing or layoff to representatives of covered employees or, if there are no representatives, to covered employees.
For purposes of this section, the term “covered employee” shall include employees of the Government Accountability Office and the Library of Congress and the term “employing office” shall include the Government Accountability Office and the Library of Congress.
The remedy for a violation of subsection (a) shall be such remedy as would be appropriate if awarded under paragraphs (1), (2), and (4) of section 5(a) of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (29 U.S.C. 2104(a)(1), (2), and (4)).
The regulations issued under paragraph (1) shall be the same as substantive regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Labor to implement the statutory provisions referred to in subsection (a) except insofar as the Board may determine, for good cause shown and stated together with the regulation, that a modification of such regulations would be more effective for the implementation of the rights and protections under this section.
Except as provided in paragraph (2), subsections (a) and (b) shall be effective 1 year after January 23, 1995.
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