Introduction to TUPE; Understanding the law on Transfer of Undertakings (Protection or Employment) with James Johnson

James Johnson

05 January 2017

Solicitor James Johnson answers some questions and explains the rules and regulations around TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings).

Questions addressed include:

  • What is TUPE and when does TUPE apply?
  • What happens to an employee’s contract if they are transferred under TUPE and is there a minimum period of consultation for the employer to undertake?

TUPE refers to the legislation "Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006" as amended by the "Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014". The TUPE rules apply to any employer and protect employees' rights when the business or service they work for transfers to a new employer. TUPE has impacts for the employer who is making the transfer (also known as the outgoing employer or the transferor) and the employer who is taking on the transfer (also known as the incoming employer, the 'new employer' or the transferee). Expert employment solicitor James Johnson answers some questions and explains the rules and regulations around TUPE (Transfer of Undertakings)

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