Fair Warning

Fair Warning

When the Truland Group filed for bankruptcy last summer, it not only put a thousand people out of work, but it also raised questions about federal protections for employees of large companies.

Satina Matthews didn’t know it before showing up to work that morning in July 2014, but it would be her last day at the Truland Group. Hers wouldn’t be an isolated termination, though. Virtually all of the nearly 1,000 people employed by the electrical contractor based in Reston, Va., located just west of Washington, D.C., would receive pink slips as well. And within days, on July 23, the century-old business that had generated half a billion dollars in annual revenue in 2012 and anothe

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