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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Now that the UK and the EU have agreed on the position of the UK post-Brexit, HR is left wondering...

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Business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has confirmed that the government is looking at workers’ rights now that the UK does not...

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Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Bonmarché and Ponden Home deal saves 2,000 jobs

13 Jan 2021

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Bearers of bad news: what HR needs to know about insolvency

30 Sep 2020

With so much economic strife on our doorstep HR leaders will have to take a deep breath and confront the difficult issue of company insolvency.

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CitySprint loses third worker status case

5 Aug 2020

The IWGB is calling on government to better enforce employment status laws after the union took CitySprint to tribunal three...

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Furlough: updated guidance confirms TUPE and overseas citizens’ eligibility

14 Apr 2020

Employees who were transferred to another organisation under TUPE after 28 February 2020 are eligible for furlough, the government has...

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Furlough: HMRC clarifies TUPE rules and warns against fraud

9 Apr 2020

Employees who were transferred to another organisation under TUPE after 28 February 2020 can receive 80% of their wages while...

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Top 10 HR questions February 2020: Coronavirus and right-to-work checks

3 Mar 2020

How to respond to the risk of the spread of coronavirus is the subject of February’s most popular FAQs.
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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

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How Police Scotland transformed its pay and reward structure

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Six years after it was formed, Police Scotland completed a project that saw its 10 legacy pay scales and terms...

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TUPE: Do employers need to consider ‘workers’?

28 Nov 2019

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Setting up a Community Interest Company: what are the HR challenges?

25 Nov 2019

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Union seeks pay rises for Capita’s O2 and Tesco Mobile staff

21 Nov 2019

Capita has been urged to increase pay for staff who work in its O2 and Tesco Mobile customer contact centres.

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: KP Snacks tastes success with HR Impact Award

20 Nov 2019

We profile the organisations on the HR Impact Award shortlist.

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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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