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Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE)

Find out more about TUPE with our selection of articles, books and best practice guides.

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Case law: TUPE rules may protect ‘workers’ as well as employees

January 2020

Businesses involved in a ‘service provision change’ under TUPE, such as where a client replaces one contractor with another, should consider whether workers – as well as employees from the first contractor - are protected by the TUPE rules, so that the second contractor must take them on and preserve their existing employment rights.

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Handling organizational change

This chapter looks at organizational change and includes sections on: Changes in responsibilities; Changes to processes and procedures; Obtaining commitment to change; Relocation; and business transfers (Transfer of Undertakings [Protection of employment] Regulations or TUPE).

Rights of employees

These sections of the chapter on employment looks at the following aspects: The national minimum wage; The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE); Working Time Regulations 1998; authorised deductions from wages; time off work.

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Acas guidance

Advice, guidance and practical resources on a wide variety of recruitment topics for both employers and employees, produced by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, Acas. Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives.


Handling a TUPE transfer

Acas advice on handling a transfer of employment under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations.

Online articles

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It'll cost you...

The article offers advice on legislation related to human resources (HR) compliance in Great Britain. Topics include dealing with discrimination law, the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment Regulations (TUPE) related to service provision, and flexible working regulations. Also noted are employment law related to religion, shared parental leave (SPL) regulations, and the need for written records of employee discipline and grievance procedures..

TUPE: Protecting employers' interests with post-termination restrictions

What are an employer's rights when a TUPE transfer takes place, especially in relation to the protection of confidential information?

HRs worst nightmare unravelled

The article looks at the challenges and problems facing human resources professionals in relation to complying with the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations 2006 in Great Britain. Topics covered include the financial liabilities of companies for failing to inform employees about a transfer of business, the protection that awaits employees in cases of insolvency, and the hurdles to a successful TUPE transfer.

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Business transfers, takeovers and TUPE

HM Government

Government guidance on the circumstances that employees may be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations (TUPE) in the event of a business takeover or transfer.

Reorganising your business: Employment law implications

The Law Society July 2016

Practice note from the Law Society on the implications of a reorganisation a business for employment contracts, redundancies and the Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) . Free registration required.

TUPE: guide to 2006 regulations

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy Updated January 2014

Government guidance on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (amended 2014) - for employers, employees and representatives.

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