The military employs a lot of private-sector contractors, and those contractors employ a lot of people. Theyll have to cut tens of thousands of jobs because of sequestration, effective January 2, 2013. There happens to be a law called the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, dating back to 1988, which offers protection to workers, their families and communities by requiring employers to provide notice 60 days in advance of covered plant closings and covered mass layoffs. Whos covered by this law? In general, employers are covered by WARN if they have 100 or more employees, not counting employees who have worked less than 6 months in the last 12 months and not counting employees who work an average of less than 20 hours a week. Private, for-profit employers and private, nonprofit employers are covered, as are public and quasi-public entities which operate in a commercial context and are separately organized from the regular government. Regular Federal, State, and local government entities which provide public services are not covered. That sounds like an accurate description of a great many defense contractors, if not the vast majority of them. Why is this important? Well, you see, 60 days from January 2, 2013 is November 2, 2012. Something very, very, very important to Barack Obama will be happening on November 6, 2012, and it would be horribly inconvenient for him if thousands of people got laid off just a few days earlier. So it would be super helpful to our high-unemployment President if those contractors held off on pumping out pink slips until later in November, when voters will no longer be able to hold Obama or his Party accountable for triggering sequestration with their mad intransigence on fiscal restraint. So if these contractors help Obama get re-elected by holding off on sending out layoff notices until, say, Christmas Eve they could end up getting sued for hundreds of millions of dollars in federal district court. Maybe they should include the minutes of those Super Committee meetings with the layoff notices, so their former employees understand just how high a price theyve paid, in the name of Democrat hunger for class-warfare tax increases. That was just the highlights. Click HERE for whole article.