Employment Law

Index items here on employment legislation, employment-related topics and case law that is not covered by any of the sub-categories OR within Employee Relations or Diversity and Equality or Health, Safety and Well-being and any of their sub-categories.

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    Laws herald new transfer season

    The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 were finally laid before Parliament in February and come into force on 6 April. They entirely replace the old Tupe regulations of 1981.   One...

    Ringing the changes

    Wherever you go in the UK, BT is never very far away – in cables above our heads, tunnels beneath the streets, those mysterious green junction boxes at the roadside, thousands of buildings and tens of thousands of phone boxes...

    Bombay schemes

    Recent years have seen a huge growth in the transfer of work outside the UK. Call centres remain the most common targets for off-shoring, but firms have also transferred middle management and research jobs. Clearly, there...

    Tupe's delay

    The long-awaited new TUPE Regulations are now promised at the end of this month but it is becoming clear there may be insufficient time to implement them by April 2004. They may now be put out in the spring and implemented...

    Transfer season

    A key part of the government action plan on occupational pensions is that the Tupe regulations are to be amended to give protection to occupational pension rights in private-sector transfers. Currently, employees transfer...

    Tupe update

    The application of Tupe to outsourcing has become problematic and uncertain ever since the ECJ delivered its decision in Ayse Süzen (1997 IRLR 255; ECJ). Here the court held there has to be a transfer of significant...

    Tupe update

    It is generally supposed that Tupe does not apply to the acquisition of the share capital of a company, but to the purchase of a company’s business. Judging by the recent case of Brookes and Others v Borough Care Services...

    Tupe update

    Dismissals in connection with a transfer often fill HR practitioners with trepidation. Such dismissals will be deemed automatically unfair unless the reason for it is economic, technical or organisational, entailing changes...

    More TUPE guidance needed, not reform

    On 23 November last year the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (Bis) published a call for evidence seeking views on the effectiveness of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006...