In outsourcing and business transfer situations, the word “TUPE” has become synonymous with the words “problems” and “uncertainty”. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Clear, precise and solution focused legal and HR advice at the very start maximises the prospect of the whole TUPE process running smoothly. And if there is uncertainty about whether TUPE applies at all, having a clear understanding at the very start of the planning process of what the legal issues and risks actually are can save a great deal of time and money later on.
The application of TUPE to an outsourcing or business transfer situation undoubtedly does, from time to time, throw up some difficult legal questions, and our team of experienced specialist employment lawyers will answer those questions for you. But, in the main, getting “the practicalities” right is the key to success when dealing with TUPE.
Knowing and planning for what is supposed to happen and when, what documentation needs to be created, and who is supposed to communicate what to whom removes many of the worries and uncertainties that businesses often have at the start of a TUPE process. And we can provide the resources and expertise if you need HR consultants to be in the business “on the ground” with you when planning elections for employee representatives, or be physically with you for the information and consultation meetings.
In short, working with us on a transaction involving TUPE would be a great business choice. We help you plan for life after the transaction has finished, as well as helping you minimise legal risk. This enables you to focus on what’s really important: Getting the transaction “over the line” so that you can drive the associated business strategies forward.
Call us now for a friendly chat about your needs.