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February 9, 2012

Workers file suit against arena facade fabricator ASI Limited based on failure to warn of (temporary) shutdown

Atlantic Yards Report

Well, the Indiana firm ASI Limited may be back at work fabricating the exterior panels for the Barclays Center, thanks to the firm's insurer stepping in, but it still may have to pay for its abrupt shutdown on or around 12/22/11.

According to a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court in Indiana, employee Andrew Shepherd, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated, have sued ASI Limited for collection of unpaid wages and benefits for the 60 days required under the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) of 1988.

Firm of a certain size are required to provide at least 60 days’ advance written notice of termination.

According to the lawsuit, about 200 employees were abruptly laid off, and those employees were denied not only wages but holiday pay and health and other benefits.

There's been no response yet in court to the suit, which was filed 2/6/12.

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Posted by eric at February 9, 2012 11:23 AM