The Transfer of Employment and Changes to Contracts - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How do I handle it NI on 18 October 2021
Patricia Rooney
Issues covered: TUPE regulations; Contract of Employment

“I am an HR Manager in a company which is acquiring a small business where some of the transferring employees have written contracts and others do not.  We would like to issue new contracts of employment and also to introduce additional clauses like non-compete for a number of key staff – How do I handle it?”

On the information you have provided, I have assumed that the Transfer of Employment (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) applies to the proposed acquisition. Therefore, you should be involved in an information and consultation process with the current employer, the Transferor.  As part of that process, under the TUPE Regulations, you are required to provide to

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This article is correct at 18/10/2021

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