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Jobs outsourced to arms' length LLP can be comparators for purposes of equal pay claims, Scottish court rules

Predominantly female employees whose work for a local authority has been outsourced to a limited liability partnership (LLP) can compare themselves to predominantly male employees whose jobs remain with the authority for the purposes of an equal pay claim,... 25 Mar 2014

Transferring activities must be "intended" to be short-term for TUPE exemption to apply, UK EAT confirms

A "hope and wish" that services being transferred to another provider will only be carried out for a short time is not enough to exempt the workers carrying out that service from protection under UK employment regulations, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT)... 20 Mar 2014

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    This guide is based on UK law. It was last updated in June 2011. The purpose of TUPE is to protect employees if the business in which they are employed changes hands. Its effect is to move employee...

Final TUPE amendment regulations provide "welcome clarification", but uncertainties remain, says expert

Companies can now start "looking in earnest" at how to make changes to the regime governing protections for employees transferring to a new employer after the publication of final regulations clarified some outstanding questions about the new regime, an expert... 15 Jan 2014

CJEU: unlawful to require new employers to apply collective bargaining agreements post transfer

It would be unfair to expect private sector service providers who take on workers under the TUPE Regulations to have to apply post-transfer collective bargaining agreements they were unable to influence or participate in, the EU's highest court has said. 19 Jul 2013

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