General 2020 Season Suspended

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1st Grade Fringe
Jun 11, 2012
Season suspended
Tue 24 Mar 2020, 02:23 PM

The NRL is taking the unprecedented step of suspending the season due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

The ARL Commission held a meeting at Rugby League Central on Monday and right up until midway through Monday afternoon NRL officials were determined to keep the competition going given the financial fallout of postponing games, however the rapidly shifting nature of the pandemic has forced the NRL’s hand.

It is understood medical authorities updated their advice, which meant the Commission had to put its competition on hold.

Club CEOs were informed of the decision during a phone hook-up on Monday evening, with CEO Todd Greenberg and ARLC chairman Peter V'landys announcing the hiatus shortly afterwards.

"Our pandemic and biosecurity experts said due to the outbreak it is no longer safe for our players to play," V'landys said.

"We are going to look at all the options."

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Stop Being Shit
Apr 18, 2012
Dunedin, NZ
Does NZ law protect employees if the club goes bankrupt? Can Mark make the club insolvent & start from scratch like we did in late 2000? Get rid of George, Green, Blair and SK first
They are protected a bit,
Insolvency for employers
Some categories of unsecured creditors are given preference over others, which means they must be paid before general unsecured creditors. Preferred categories of unsecured creditors are listed in the Companies Act and the Insolvency Act. Employees are one of these preferred categories. This means if an employer owes employees unpaid wages or salaries and becomes insolvent, they must be paid out ahead of debts owed to general unsecured creditors.

There’s a maximum amount that an employee can claim as a preferential payment. From 30 September 2018, the maximum amount is $23,960. But this figure doesn’t guarantee the amount that employees will receive if an employer becomes insolvent.

If the employee is owed more than this figure, the remaining amount is treated as an unsecured claim.

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