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TUPE Transfers

Tupe Transfer services – get help for your business today!

TUPE or the European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003 governs the transfer of a business or part of one to another business. The employees of a business that transfer to a new employer also transfer with their accrued years of service, existing terms and conditions of employment and collective agreements to which they already have. The new employer must continue to observe the terms and conditions of any collective agreements. The regulations protect employees and cover all transfers. Normally these include service provision changes where services are outsourced, ‘insourced’ or assigned to a new contractor, for example office cleaning and catering.

There are exceptions to the rule and taking on staff with accrued rights and entitlements can be more costly than you bargain for! For example if you take on staff from a TUPE transfer and they have particularly long service, redundancy payments can be an issue. Did you know you are automatically taking on any redundancy costs at two week’s pay per year of service per employee? In a recent case, the transferee company (taking the staff on) had a contract for less than a year and had to make approximately 50 staff redundant when the client pulled out of the country! A costly mistake which helped to sink the business!

Let us take the guesswork out of your operation, by giving you practical and business focused advice. The HR Dept Ireland can help your business manage the process properly as well as making it easier and less time consuming for you with our professional TUPE transfer services.

Firstly we’ll establish if TUPE actually applies and then carefully guide you and your business through the required consultation process.

Our TUPE transfer experts will provide you with the TUPE advice, required letters and ensure that the correct information is shared at the appropriate stages between the two companies involved in the TUPE transfer.

Call us today to ask any question about our TUPE transfers and associated services – we’re available by phone on +353 (76) 6805 745​ and we will be delighted to hear from you and help out with any TUPE issues or worries that you may have.