TUPE

Transfer of undertakings (TUPE) laws safeguard employees’ rights when there is a transfer of a business or service from one organisation (the transferor) to another organisation (the transferee).

On a TUPE transfer, the contracts of employment of transferring staff transfer to the new employer, which also inherits the transferor’s duties and liabilities under those contracts.

After the transfer, the new employer is restricted in its ability to makes changes to the transferring employees’ contracts of employment.


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TUPE abattoir case decision reinforces activity rules

The recent decision on Anglo Beef Processors UK v Longland is the latest TUPE case to confirm the rules on...

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Top 10 HR questions July 2017: Data subject access requests

2 Aug 2017

Employers will have less time to respond to data subject access requests under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and...

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Repeal Bill: No immediate change for workers’ rights

14 Jul 2017

EU-derived legislation such as the Working Time Directive, TUPE and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will continue to apply...

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Employer insolvency: What lessons can be learned from Jaeger’s woes?

5 Jul 2017

Jaeger’s problems are the latest warning for employers to know their duties to staff in cases of employer insolvency. Chris...

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Redundancy pools: myth vs fact

30 Jun 2017

Determining the correct composition of the redundancy pool is a step in the right direction to carrying out a fair...

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TUPE  service provision change: case underlines TUPE rule on “principal purpose” of an “organised grouping of employees”

30 May 2017

The case of Tees Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust v Harland.underlines the principle that for TUPE to apply...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Australian employment law: 10 key features

24 Mar 2017

Generous leave entitlements and a unique legal framework characterise Australian employment law. Qian Mou highlights 10 interesting aspects of workplaces...

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Common sense needed in TUPE service provision changes

21 Feb 2017

A recent legal ruling shows that sound judgment is needed during TUPE service provision changes to decide whether or not...

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Tribunal case shows a number of factors decide when TUPE applies

6 Dec 2016

In the recent case of ALNO (UK) Ltd v Turner the Employment Appeal Tribunal stressed the need to apply the...

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Regardless of Brexit, Europe's GDPR is on UK employers' minds

Top 10 HR questions November 2016: New EU data protection rules – GDPR

1 Dec 2016

FAQs on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the apprenticeship levy dominate the top 10 HR questions for...

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Case shows TUPE service provision changes only apply to group providing service immediately before the transfer

6 Sep 2016

Dr John McMullen explains how the “principal purpose” test in TUPE service provision changes relates to an organised grouping of...

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TUPE transfers and long-term sick leave – appeal confirmed

14 Jun 2016

A senior judge has granted permission for the TUPE case BT Managed Services Ltd v Edwards and another to go...

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McMullen says the case confirms TUPE applies to transfers to multiple transferees split along functional lines

TUPE case confirms obligations apply to multiple providers

14 Jun 2016

TUPE transferee obligations can apply where a service changing hands is divided among multiple providers on functional lines, explains Dr...

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What would happen to TUPE if the UK left Europe?

3 May 2016

As part of our series of articles looking at the impact of a potential Brexit on employers and their legal...

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