Nope - search on M-12-19 from the executive office of the president ( POTUS) subject Memorandum for the Chief finacial Officers . . .
Bottom line - Gubbermintm contractors are tweaked to NOT file required WARN notices on Nov 1 or 2, " to avoid confusion, yada yada" - and if they DO NOT file WARN NOTICES, Then the Government will pickm up all legal costs, and settlements etc in any case where they ( contractors ) get sued by the sheep- er slaves who get hosed/clipped/ and dumped.
Its just a cost of buying votes - whats left in YOUR wallet ? send it in
Actually, the white house has told contractors they dont have to adhere to the rule so they can wait till after the election to hand out notices. It has been talked about at length last week in the media.
If Obama wins, he is happy to go ahead with the defense industry reductions. Therefore, the delay (till after elections) is pure and blatant politics and the offer to pay for the "legal fees" to account for legal action due to WARN violations is tenuous. Obama can simply intone, "oh, well, I though that we could do that." No skin off his back. There is no legal basis for his offer for picking up the legal tabs.
If Romney wins and the Democrats do not have controlling power of the congress, the defense reductions will be looked at again.
However, the law stipulates that the WARN notices must be made either 60 or 90 days in advance of the actual layoffs. Boeing and all of the other affected contractors are risking large sums of money assuming that the current President is not lying (and gets re-elected) or that Romney can change it in time.
Notice also that Obama offered to simply pay for the "legal fees", not the penalties and the punitive damages incured. Obama is a master of deception and double-speak.