Can a business close without notifying the employees

Asked over 2 years ago - Jacksonville, NC

can a franchise business close down without notifying the employees

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independantly owned /part of a franchise chain

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  1. Kirk J. Angel

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    Answered . If the franchise employees more than 100 employees it is likely covered by the federal WARN Act which requires employers to provide 60 day notice before closing.

    Kirk J. Angel is an experienced North Carolina licensed attorney who focuses his practice on employment law. Mr.... more
  2. Matthew Vernon Silva

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    Answered . If it is a privately held company without ownership interest maintained partly (like a co-op), yes, it can be closed without notice to the employees.

    The information provided by Attorney Matthew V. Silva is based upon the generic and ambiguous facts presented in... more
  3. Josh Michael Friedman

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    Answered . It depends on a number of things, including the size of the business and the circumstances. Under the federal WARN Act, certain business are supposed to give employees advance notice of a closing. However, there are exceptions. You should consult an experienced employment attorney in your area.

    This answer is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice. You should... more
  4. Robert John Murillo

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    Answered . Unless the franchise agreement required notice or this is a business with a great deal of employees (to be covered under separate federal law), an employer is not required to provide notice, severance, or anything other than earned pay due which must be paid in the time as required under your state law.

    This answer is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice regarding your question and does not... more

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Employee rights

Employee rights in the United States include receiving legal and agreed-upon wages, working in physically safe conditions, and being free from harassment.

Termination of employment

Termination is when your employer ends your working relationship and you no longer work at the company. You must be paid for all hours worked until termination.

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