Sunday, November 01, 2009

Laid off Pamida worker drops her WARN act suit. A woman who sued an Omaha-based regional retailer arguing she and others weren't properly notified before being laid off has dropped her legal fight. Cynthia Zych sued Pamida Stores Operating Co. in April. Her lawsuit alleged the company violated a federal law aimed at protecting workers during certain mass layoffs and plant closings. She said she was one of 54 people laid off in January. The law can be triggered in several ways, including when more than 50 employees are cut and they make up at least 33 percent of the employer's active workforce. Zych's attorney, Bob O'Connor Jr., said Friday he asked the court to dismiss the suit earlier this month because Pamida's layoffs didn't meet that requirement and therefore didn't violate the law.

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