Dynamex Friction Ltd & another v Amicus and others More...06 May 2008 13:57
Thomas-James and others v Cornwall County Council and others Where it is not possible to identify a new service provider who carries out the activities of the old service provider after a service provision change, there will be no service provision More...30 April 2008 13:00
The recent Bill that attempted to extend TUPE legislation to cover takeovers by private equity firms that purchase a majority shareholding (rather than buying all company assets outright, where TUPE already applies) was described as "using a sledgehamme More...14 April 2008 00:00
Our company has just bought another business and we are aware that TUPE applies to the purchase. As a result of the acquisition, we have taken on 10 new members of staff. However, their contracts provide for five weeks' paid annual leave which inc More...01 April 2008 13:46
The MP behind a controversial Bill that would boost workers' rights during private equity buyouts has vowed to carry on fighting despite being defeated in Parliament last week. Labour MP John Heppell told Personnel Today he would rewrite his priv More...10 March 2008 08:30
HR news and analysis including: Could TUPE law be about to change with respect to private equity takeovers? Tomorrow is International Women's Day so we look at the scale of the gender pay gap in the UK and B&Q has been training its staff to More...07 March 2008 15:13
Latest human resources news and analysis including:
discussion on the second reading in the House of Commons of bill to gain equal rights for agency and temporary workers
and whether migrant workers should receive health and safety&n More...15 February 2008 14:42
This week's HR news and analysis programme includes a special guide to new illegal worker legislation. Louisa Peacock interviews Richard Port, partner and head of employment at Clarion Solicitors, about the introduction on 29 February of fines and po More...08 February 2008 14:54
News and analysis in the human resources sector including: if there is going to be a recession, how will it affect HR? KPMG merges its UK, Swiss and German operations - the start of a new trend? the NHS hands MP3 players out to staff in a mobile More...25 January 2008 13:18
Insurer Prudential will transfer 1,750 UK jobs to outsourcing company Capita as part of a cost-cutting plan.
Prudential said the 15-year contract, worth £722m, would save it £60m a year from 2010, extending to an annual saving of £195m b More...29 November 2007 15:53
Jackson v Computershare Investor Services Under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) , on a sale of a business, employees working in the business transfer to the new owner with their existing terms and More...12 November 2007 11:00
It was once clear that the purpose of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) was to protect the employment and associated rights of employees on business transfers. But a practice appears to be emerging which shows th More...15 October 2007 08:00
SPITTING FEATHERS... The GMB union has been accused of fowl play after its latest publicity stunt to attack the new owners of the AA . The union aims to give the company's boss Andrew Goodsell the bird by opening a chicken farm in East Farleigh in More...24 September 2007 10:15
Hynd v Armstrong and others - Scottish Court of Session Pre-transfer dismissals More...13 June 2007 00:00
A law firm, Morison Bishop, had offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Mr Hynd was one of two corporate lawyers working in the Glasgow office.
The Morison Bishop partnership was to be dissolved, with the Glasgow partners establishing a new firm, Bi More...27 March 2007 00:00
HR jobs at Prudential are under threat after the insurance firm announced it was looking to cut an extra £80m from its operating costs over the next four years.
Prudential announced a revised cost-cutting target of £195m, up from £115m, in its ann More...19 March 2007 15:52
Public sector employers that moved staff to private companies in the 1990s will be retrospectively covered by Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE), following a landmark ruling in the House of Lords. The ruling, in th More...13 December 2006 00:00
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of employment) regulations, known as TUPE , govern the transfer of an undertaking (that’s a business or part of one) to a new employer. The TUPE regulations also cover changes in service provision there More...01 December 2006 14:00
Rules to protect workers' employment rights when their company is bought by a foreign business are being reviewed by the European Commission (EC).
John McMullen, head of employment law at legal practice Watson Burton, said although the UK only broug More...15 November 2006 08:32
Employers choosing to "nibble" around the edges of their new workforce's pay and conditions after a TUPE transfer will lose at employment tribunals, legal experts have warned. Simon Jeffreys, partner at law firm CMS Cameron McKenna, said new TUPE rul More...14 November 2006 00:00