Pressing the right buttons: Australian case studies in the protection of employee entitlements against corporate insolvency

Helen Lesley Anderson

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Abstract

Looking at recent cases where employees in Australia managed to salvage their accrued entitlements when their company became insolvent, the author considers the factors which contributed to those successful outcomes. Comparing those examples with cases where workers in similar circumstances were not so fortunate, she shows that the successful protection of entitlements is often a matter of timing, strategic choices, innovative approaches, regulator intervention, union pressure, political expediency or a happy confluence of circumstances. Someone, somewhere, has been pressing the right buttons . Lessons will be drawn from the cases considered here, she argues.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117 - 142
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Labour Review
Volume153
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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