TULSA, Okla. — Owners of the Okalahoma trucking company that sent drivers out on the road just days before shutting their doors violated a federal law requiring employers to give workers 60 days notice prior to closing.
According to Tulsa World, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court said Arrow Trucking violated the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (or the WARN Act, as it’s commonly known), when it suddenly shut its doors a few days before last Christmas.
The judge was deciding on a class action suit filed on behalf of the carrier’s 1,400 former employees.
Under the WARN Act, companies that fail to give 60 days notice may be held responsible for that many days of wages per employee.
Tulsa World reports that Arrow had assets of $8.55 million and owed $98.97 million.
Hundreds of Arrow drivers were left stranded across the U.S. when the company’s main creditor froze its fuel credit cards and operating capital.
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