Barack Obama is practicing a sneaky way of firing people from their jobs without them knowing until after he’s reelected. His labor department is, in effect, bribing defense contractors to wait until after the November election to announce the certain layoffs that will occur as a result of Obama’s sequestration.
Here’s how it works. The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act generally requires employers with at least 100 employees to announce to employees that they will be fired 60 days before they are let go if the layoffs are reasonably foreseeable. Because of the looming sequestration, courtesy of Obama, mass layoffs at defense plants are expected to occur after January 1. But 60 days before that would mean the announcement would come just before the election, and Obama would have to deal with thousands of disgruntled former employees.
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