In the UK, the status of employment rights on the transfer of an undertaking is an extremely complex area of employment law, fraught with uncertainty and subject to frequent review by the courts. Proposals have been made by the government to revise the TUPE Regulations with a view to removing unnecessary gold plating beyond the requirements of EU law and to introduce a lighter touch approach. The revised Regulations are expected to come into force in 2014. This book offers a definitive account of the legal framework of TUPE in the UK, following the implementation of the new Regulations together with a comprehensive look at the practical application of the law, dealing with such issues as: when the regulations apply * the effects of a transfer * dismissals and issues arising in connection with a transfer * information and consultation requirements the effect on pension rights. The text has been fully revised from the first edition and provides full coverage of the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014. In addition, the second edition includes significant new case-law. Extensive appendices include expertly drafted precedents. TUPE: Law and Practice will be essential reading for all employment lawyers, human resource professionals, and those involved in outsourcing, business transfers, and sales.
Publication Date: 3/31/2014