Govt appoints experts to review legal protection for workers

Govt appoints experts to review legal protection for workers

The Government has assigned two experts to look at legal protection for workers, in a bid to stop what happened to the Clery's workers from happening again.

Seperately the Company Law Review Group will look at legislation to safeguard employees and creditors.

The two experts are to look at cases where companies move their assets to seperate legal entities during restructuring.

They can move valuable assets away from the operating part of the company which may run the main business.

This is what happened in the case of Clery's, leading to the closure of the iconic department store.

Minister for Business and Employment Ged Nash said they are looking to make sure that if a company restructures, workers are protected.

The two experts are Kevin Duffy - who chairs the Labour Court - and company law specialist Nessa Cahill.

The Company Law Review Group will also look at legislation to guard employees and creditors.

The group is due to report back to government on March 11.


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