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.

Weekly dilemma: TUPE

24 Oct 2006

Our company has won some outsourced work from a client and, under TUPE 2006, I understand this may qualify as...

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TUPE flaws

12 Sep 2006

Practical problems with the new TUPE laws are coming to light almost immediately. John McMullen highlights the difficulties

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Plans to privatise NHS logistics division leads to vote for strike action by staff

26 Jul 2006

Staff to strike over privatisation plans at NHS Logistics.

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Sweetin v Coral Racing

12 Jul 2006

TUPE: compensation for failure to consult

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BBC staff set to strike over Capita HR outsource deal

26 Jun 2006

Staff impacted by the BBC's decision to outsource a number of HR services are to go on strike this Friday in protest at Capita's decision not to allow them to continue working on BBC contracts

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TUPE: The changing transfer market

7 Jun 2006

Michael Duggan outlines the key changes in TUPE legislation.

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Baxter and others v Marks & Spencer and others

7 Jun 2006

Duty to inform and consult employee representatives about a TUPE transfer

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G4S Justice Services (UK) Limited v Anstey and others

30 May 2006

Dismissals and TUPE transfers

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BNP bus driver’s dismissal did not breach Race Discrimination Act

25 May 2006

A BNP councillor employed as a bus driver to transport vulnerable adults and childre was fairly dismissed, Court of Appeal says

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Transfer of Undertaking (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006

2 May 2006

TUPE aims to protect employees' terms and conditions when a business is transferred to a new employer. The revised regulations came into force on 6 April 2006

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Legal Q&A TUPE 2006

14 Mar 2006

Julie Quinn, partner, and Sarah Henchoz, associate, Allen & Overy

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Updated TUPE puts employers in contractual straightjacket

21 Feb 2006

The new Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE) will significantly strengthen the rights of staff involved in a transfer and will be a "bitter blow" to employers, lawyers have warned.

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DTI publishes new TUPE guidance

6 Feb 2006

Guidance for employers on carrying out TUPE transfers is available from the DTI.

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TUPE regulation revisions

27 Sep 2005

Sarah-Marie Williams, solicitor at Clyde & Co, looks at changes to the TUPE regulations, and what they will mean for the parties involved in a transfer. Provided by XpertHR www.xperthr.co.uk

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All bets are off as William Hill wins battle with union

7 Sep 2005

The HR director at William Hill has criticised the Transport & General Workers' Union, after an employment tribunal threw out the union's complaint.

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