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Enterprise’s Defense to Covid Layoff Suit to Get 11th Cir. Look

June 8, 2021, 5:26 PM

Enterprise Holdings Inc.'s appeal of the denial of its “natural disaster” defense to a class lawsuit under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act challenging the decision to layoff employees because of the Covid-19 pandemic will be heard by the Eleventh Circuit.

The appeals court granted the rental car company’s request for immediate review of a lower court’s rejection of the argument that the pandemic was exactly the type of emergency that exempts employers from giving workers the 60 days’ advanced notice of planned business closings typically required by the WARN Act.

Enterprise urged the appeals court to consider the ...

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