Bloomberg Law
Sept. 10, 2021, 8:07 PM

Enterprise Lacks ‘Disaster’ Defense for Covid Layoffs: Workers

Patrick Dorrian
Patrick Dorrian

Widescale Covid-19-related layoffs that Enterprise Holdings Inc. subsidiaries implemented with less than the 60-day notice required by federal law aren’t shielded by that law’s “natural disaster” defense, a former rental agent in Florida told the Eleventh Circuit Friday.

She was one of almost 20,000 active Enterprise employees laid off nationwide in early 2020, and the companies’ failure to comply with the notice provisions of the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act injured her and a class of similarly situated workers, Elva Benson alleges in a 2020 lawsuit. The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida May 11 certified ...