Redundancy and Employer's Insolvency


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Responsibility for the Redundancy Payments Act 1967 (other than section 39 of that Act which deals with the Redundancy Appeals Tribunal) and for the Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Act 1984 was transferred from the Department of Jobs, Innovation and Enterprise to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection on 1 January 2011.

Redundancy Payments Act 1967

The Redundancy Payments Act 1967 provides the basis for the statutory redundancy payments scheme, under which a minimum entitlement to a redundancy payment is provided for an employee with a set period of service with his or her employer.  Redundancy payments are made from the Social Insurance Fund.

This Act has been amended on a regular basis.

Regulations made under Redundancy Payments Act

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Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Act 1984

The Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Act 1984 implements the provisions of EU Directives 80/987 and 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.   This Act 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.  Payments are made from the Social Insurance Fund.

Regulations made under Protection of Employees (Employers' Insolvency) Act

Last modified:04/11/2015