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Employment Law
Insolvency & Restructuring
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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to inform the listener of the current law regarding employment during insolvency, and to give advice to both employees and company Directors about the best steps to take should insolvency be contemplated. Further, it educates the listener as to the exact effects of each specific insolvency procedure on employment, and highlights the necessary issues that practitioners should be aware of in the current economic climate.

After completing the course you will:
  • Be up to date with the law on how insolvency affects employment;
  • Understand the employment issues to be aware of when advising upon a contemplated insolvency;
  • Be able to distinguish between the effects of the different formal insolvency procedures on employment;
  • Have a greater understanding of employment law in the context of insolvency.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Employment Rights Act 1996;
  • Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006;
  • Powdrill v Watson [1995] 2 AC 394;
  • Oakland v Wellswood (Yorkshire) Ltd [2009] All ER (D) 12 (Jan).

This podcast discusses the effect that the insolvency of a company can have on employees and employment contracts. It considers issues both prior to entering into a formal insolvency procedure, and afterwards. There is a particular focus on the effect of insolvency on the enforceability of employment contracts and remedies thereunder.

Podcast added: 23/03/09

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-10-31

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