SpaceX facing labor suit over layoffs

Plaintiffs allege the company violated California’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Law

California is well known for labor regulations that are typically more stringent than elsewhere in the United States, and as a result it is often a hot bed of activity for labor and employment suits. These suits have increasingly focused on the employment standards of tech companies, including well-known names in the Silicon Valley and Southern California. Most recently they’ve targeted Elon Musk’s SpaceX operations, with allegations that the company did not follow state regulations before a layoff.

In early August, two former Space X technicians filed suit against the company, saying that it did not follow state law when it laid off between 200-400 workers. Under California’s Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Law (WARN), companies must give employees notice of an impending layoff so they have an opportunity to seek employment elsewhere.

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