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Is an employer required to give notice prior to a layoff?


The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days prior to covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. This notice must be provided to either the affected workers or their representatives (e.g., a labor union); to the State Dislocated Worker Unit (DWU); and to the appropriate unit of local government.

Sample WARN Letter (Adobe PDF download)

Those employers not covered under the WARN Act are encouraged to make voluntary notification to the DWU.

Sample Voluntary Letter (Adobe PDF download)





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ATTENTION Claimants: Don’t lose your benefits
The S.C. Legislature has changed the requirement for UI Benefits eligibility. Claimants now must make at least two (2) weekly job search contacts through SC Works Online Services at You must register with the site and sign on with your username and password for the search to be counted in our system.

If you do not conduct two searches through the SC Works Online System you will not receive payment for the week.

For more information, please visit and click on the Work Search banner.



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