Former Sunny Workers Win $800K in Backpay
MADISON, WI—When a printing company closes its doors without giving proper notice, the result is usually a final financial kick in the pants courtesy of the law.
Sunny Industries of Mazomanie, WI, abruptly closed last December, leaving about 400 employees without jobs only weeks before Christmas. It also shuttered without providing the 60 days notice that is required by law.
Last Tuesday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice struck a blow for the employees, awarding them $800,000 in back wages, health benefits and notice wages, the Associated Press reported.
The company’s assets have since been acquired by Synergy Web Graphics, which reopened the plant and rehired most of the workers.