TUPE protects employees’ rights when the business they work for “transfers” to a new employer. This may be as a result of a merger, a sale or where part of the business is outsourced to a new supplier.
TUPE is a complex set of rules that creates obligations between the buyer and seller of a business and between an employer and its employees. For example a Seller of a business must provide employee liability information to a buyer and both buyers and sellers may have an obligation to inform and consult with their employees.
We can provide clear, practical and commercial advice on how to handle any employment matters to ensure that employee issues do not stand in the way of a successful business transfer.
In addition, we can also provide advice on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, such as drafting warranties and indemnities and carrying out due diligence.
We act for individual businesses and also provide white label services to other law firms who do not have employment capability.