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Editor's message: The need for relocation may arise when an employee takes up a new post or promotion, or when the work of existing employees is moved as a result of a business reorganisation. The relocation may be temporary, for example to fulfil a short-term skills requirement in a particular location, or permanent. When an employer is relocating its business premises, it will need to consider the legal implications - including whether or not there is a redundancy situation.
For more information on offering financial assistance to employees who are relocating, see Relocation allowances.
Employers dealing with international relocation should refer to International assignments/expatriation.
Rachel Sharp, HR practice editor
Updated to reflect the increase to the national minimum wage rates, effective from 1 April 2017.
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Definition from the XpertHR glossary.
A model letter informing an employee of the possibility that the employer is going to relocate its premises.
A model letter informing an employee that the employer is to relocate its premises.
A model contract clause to give the employer a specific right to vary an employee's place of work.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to relocation.