Real Estate EP9: TUPE 101 for the Real Estate Sector

In our latest podcast we are joined by Tim Leaver, Partner and Dave Palmer, Senior Associate in our Employment team, who are discussing TUPE and why Real Estate sector clients need to consider this in their transactions. The conversation includes: What is TUPE; under what circumstances does it apply and what are the pitfalls in … Read more

UK: TUPE – pre-transfer beneficial changes to terms are void

The EAT has ruled that a variation to an employment contract will be invalid where the sole or principal reason for the variation is the transfer, even if the change is to the employee’s benefit.  The ruling will be welcome news for clients and incoming contractors on a service provision change, as it will render … Read more

UK: first instance tribunal decision that ‘workers’ covered by TUPE

An employment tribunal has ruled that ‘workers’, ie those who are not employed or self-employed but work under a contract personally to do work, qualify for protection under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006. TUPE implements the EU Acquired Rights Directive, which provides for the transfer of rights and obligations arising from … Read more