Yanfeng Automotive: Holland Tech Center Closure WARN Lawsuit Investigation

Workers at the Holland Tech Center May Be Owed Money for the Lack of Notice Before the Closure

We are investigating allegations that Yanfeng Automotive closed its Holland Tech Center without any advanced notice to Holland employees. On October 12, 2018, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors laid off 55 employees and announced the closure of its Holland Tech Center location, according to the Holland Sentinel. It did this despite saying, in December 2017, that Holland employees would be unaffected by layoffs, reports the Holland Sentinel.

In December 2017, according to the Holland Sentinel, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors laid off hundreds of employees in Lansing and Highland Park, but told Holland employees that their jobs were safe.

The federal WARN Act requires 60-days’ advance warning of a “plant closure,” defined as the closure of a single location while laying off 50 or more employees.

The Holland Sentinel reports that many employees in the Holland Tech Center weren’t officially laid off, but are being given the option of relocating to Yanfeng’s Southview or Novi Tech Centers. Employees who choose not to relocate are effectively out of a job.

If an employer violates the WARN Act, employees are entitled to collect a penalty equal to 60 days’ wages and benefits. Benefits include health insurance premiums or health expenses that the employer’s insurance plan would have covered during those 60 days.

No Notice of Holland Tech Center Closure?

Even if you haven’t been officially laid off, if you’re impacted by the Holland Tech Center closure, you may be entitled to collect a penalty of up to 60 days’ worth of wages and benefits. Contact us, and we can discuss your options. Free consultation. No obligation.


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No notice of site closure?

You may be entitled to a penalty of 60 days’ wages and benefits (such as health insurance premiums, 401(k) contributions, etc.). We can help you recover what you’re owed. Contact us for a free consultation. No obligation.