Freeborn Partner and Leader of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, Marc Zimmerman, was recently interviewed by The Wall Street Journal for an article entitled, "Twitter Workers Said to Resign By the Hundreds After Elon Musk Set Employment Ultimatum." The feature details how Elon Musk recently issued an ultimatum telling Twitter employees to commit to “long hours at high intensity” or leave.
Marc provides insight from an employment-perspective, stating that the laid-off Twitter employees may not have a strong case for a violation of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act, which requires employers to give 60 days’ advance notice before mass job cuts if the employer alternatively provides 60 days of pay and benefits. According to Marc, that is because in the ultimatum email, Mr. Musk said those who opt to leave the company would receive three months of severance, which is Twitter's attempt to avoid litigation. To learn more or read the full article, click here (WSJ subscription required).