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Employment Issues

This section deals with employment-related issues when closing or selling a business, including Protection of Employment, Minimum Notice and Redundancy Payments.

Insolvency Payments Scheme

This document outlines the purpose and workings of the Insolvency Payments Scheme.

Legislative Basis

The Insolvency Payments Scheme implements the provisions of EU Directives 80/987and 2002/74/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the protection of employees in the event of the insolvency of their employer. The legislative basis for the Scheme is the Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Acts, 1984 - 2004 and associated regulations.

Purpose of Scheme

The Scheme provides for the payment of certain outstanding entitlements relating to the pay of an employee where employment has been terminated because of an employer's insolvency.

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