We missed this one earlier this year. In Mississippi, House Bill No. 682 was introduced to require advance notice to workers faced with a business closing or mass layoff. The bill was authored by Rep. William J. McCoy. The bill's provisions were substantially similar to the requirements of the federal WARN Act. The bill however would have allowed the state Attorney General to bring suit on behalf of aggrieved employees and municipalities. Unfortunately, the calendar deadline expired without passage, but hopefully will be reintroduced and acted upon in the next legislation.
Rep. McCoy and the co-authors (Rep. Bill Moak, Rep.George Flaggs, Jr. and Rep. Frances Fredericks) of the bill should know that their efforts to protect the fundamental rights of our nation's workers and their families and communities are much appreciated.