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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1524 Economic Dislocation and Worker Adjustment Assistance Act. 29 USC 1501 note.

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

Subtitle D—Employment and Training for Dislocated Workers SEC 6301. SHORT TITLE.

This title may be cited as the "Economic Dislocation and Worker Adjustment Assistance Act". SEC 6302. AMENDMENT TO TITLE III OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT.

(a) IN GENERAL.—Title HI of the Job Training Partnership Act (29 U.S.C. 1651 et seq.) is amended to read as follows:



"SEC. 301. (a) DISLOCATED WORKERS.—(1) For purposes of this title,

the term 'eligible dislocated workers' means individuals who— "(A) have been terminated or laid off or who have received a notice of termination or layoff from employment, are eligible for or have exhausted their entitlement to unemployment compensation, and are unlikely to return to their previous industry or occupation; "(B) have been terminated or have received a notice of termination of employment, as a result of any permanent closure of or any substantial layoff at a plant, facility, or enterprise; "(O are long-term unemployed and have limited opportunities for employment or reemployment in the same or a similar occupation in the area in which such individuals reside, including older individuals who may have substantial barriers to employment by reason of age; or ' (D) were self-employed (including farmers and ranchers) and are unemployed as a result of general economic conditions in the community in which they reside or because of natural disasters, subject to regulations prescribed by the Secretary. "(2) For purposes of this title, the term 'additional dislocated worker' means a displaced homemeiker as that term is defined in section 4(29) of this Act. "(3) The Secretary shall establish categories of self-employed individuals and of economic conditions and natural disasters to which paragraph (1)(D) applies. "(b) ADDITIONAL DEFINITIONS.—For the purposes of this title— "(1) The term 'labor-management committees* means committees voluntarily established to respond to actual or prospective worker dislocation, which ordinanly include (but are not limited to) the following— "(A) shared and equal participation by workers and management; "(B) shared financial participation between the company and the State, using funds provided under this title, in paving for the operating expenses of the committee; '(C) a chairperson, to oversee and guide the activities of the committee, (i) who shall be jointly selected by the labor