Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 come into force

Implementation date: 6 April 2006

The Regulations update the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981. They provide more comprehensive coverage for service contracting operations such as cleaning, catering, security work and refuse collection; place a requirement on the transferor to notify the transferee of the employment liabilities that will be transferring; give more flexibility in the application of the Regulations in relation to the transfer of an insolvent business; and clarify the circumstances in which employers can make lawful transfer-related dismissals and negotiate transfer-related changes for 'economic, technical or organisational reasons'. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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