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157 former DuBell
Lumber employees sue
for improper termination
A recently out-of-business New
Jersey cabinetmaker is being sued
by its former employees.
DuBell Lumber, which shut down last month after 97 years of business,
gave only three days of notice before terminating its 157 employees, the
lawsuit alleges. Under the WARN Act, New Jersey businesses are required to
provide a 60-day notice before a major layoff.
Representing all 157 workers, the lawsuit wants DuBell to pay wages, salary,
commissions, bonuses, accrued holiday and vacation pay, 401k, pension, and
other benefits for a 60 day period. The lawsuit alternatively demands every
employee receive one week of severance pay for each year of employment.
Philly.com reported that DuBell Lumber, a maker of cabinetry, mould-
ings, stairs, and custom millwork, shut down all of its operations “because of
mismanagement and investment issues.”
maker to add
200 high-paying jobs
A custom stair railing manufacturer
is expanding in
Indiana, adding 200 good-paying jobs by 2023, it says.
Viewrail, a family-owned maker of custom floating stairs, railing sys-
tems, and stair components will invest more than $12 million in Indiana
- expanding its facility by 40,000 square feet and doubling its footprint.
The new space will allow for new machinery and increased manufactur-
The company, who currently employs 135, will hire for all positions,
including in production, shipping, and administration. Viewrail said the
jobs will offer salaries above the state and county averages.
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