Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations, known as TUPE, can apply in a wide range of scenarios including mergers, sales, changes in licensee or franchisee, a business that is bequeathed through a Will, sub-contracting agreements and changes to contractors through a tendering process. Liability for existing employees can be a big expense associated with a business purchase and potential purchasers and sellers alike need to be aware of their obligations under TUPE both to the Employees and to the other party.
We can advise you in detail in respect of your liabilities and obligations under TUPE. We are recognised experts in this complex area of law. We will work in partnership with you through the process and provide practical and commercial advice to achieve your objectives.
We can advise employers on the required procedures and potential liabilities associated with making redundancies. Effective handling of the consultation process can often be key to ensuring that changes are made with as little disruption as possible. We can be on hand throughout the process, with as much or as little involvement as you need, from making the difficult decision that redundancies are required to managing the procedure, considering ways to avoid making redundancies, putting together redundancy packages and drafting settlement agreements as required.
For more detailed legal advice in relation to business sales and mergers, please contact the HR and employment team on 01283 526200, alternatively you can send us a message and one of our specialist solicitors will be in touch.