National Minimum Wage Act 2000

Provisions relating to winding-up and bankruptcy.

49

49.—(1) There shall be included amoung the debts which, under section 285 of the Companies Act, 1963, are, in the distribution of the assets of a company being wound-up, to be paid in priority to all other debts, all arrears of pay payable under this Act by a company to an employee, and that Act shall have effect accordingly

(2) There shall be included amoung the debts which, under section 81 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1988 , are, in the distribution of the property of a bankrupt or arranging debtor, to be paid in priority to all other debts, all arrears of pay payable under this Act by the bankrupt or arranging debtor.

(3) Formal proof of the debts to which priority is given under subsection (1) or ( 2) shall not be required except in cases where it may otherwise be provided by rules or general orders made under the respective Act.