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Submit a WARN Notice

Information on how to Submit a WARN Notice to the Department of Career Services Rapid Response Team

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Notice of layoffs

Rapid Response's early intervention services can only be initiated when the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or the DCS Rapid Response Team learns of impending layoffs. Companies will often notify the Rapid Response team of a layoff and invite them to come on site to help the employees who will be laid off. In some cases, employers are required to provide 60 days notice before a layoff. Certain mass layoffs and plant closings will meet the criteria of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) Act.



How to file

If you are ready to submit your WARN notice email warnnotice@MassMail.State.MA.US and attach your notice.

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Rights and Responsibilities Under Employment Laws and Regulations

Elaws Advisor helps you understand your rights and responsibilities under the employment laws and regulations, such as the WARN Act, administered by the Department of Labor (DOL). Each Advisor imitates the interaction you might have with a DOL employment law expert—it asks questions and provides answers based on your responses.


Statewide Office & Metro Southwest Region
Charles F. Hurley Building, 19 Staniford Street, Boston, MA 02114
Ken Messina - Business Services/Rapid Response Manager Email DCS Rapid Response - Contact Information at


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