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EFL Clubs To Report Non-Payment Of Wages: Why, How & What Happens?

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Thursday, 07 April 2022 By Hannah Kent

On 17 February 2022[1], at an Extraordinary General Meeting, the English Football League (EFL), through its member clubs (namely clubs in the EFL Championship, League 1 and League 2), approved an amendment to the EFL’s Regulations, imposing a new requirement for EFL Clubs to self-report instances of non-payment of player wages. 

This article discusses the new regulation, the reason behind the introduction and the consequences of breach along with how this would impact EFL clubs going forward. 

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Hannah Kent

Hannah Kent

Hannah is an Associate in the Disputes and Regulatory team at Onside Law. She works with a range of clients across the sport and media sectors, from individuals to international sports governing bodies to commercial organisations. Hannah has significant experience in litigation, regulatory and disciplinary proceedings (including anti-corruption and anti-doping) and advisory work.

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