Newsflash: TUPE – deadline change to employee liability information

government reforms - elizabeth towerSummary: From 1 May 2014 the deadline for notification of employee liability information under TUPE is increasing to 28 days. This amendment only applies to transfers that take place on or after 1 May 2014.

Facts: This means that the transferor employer will be obliged to provide the transferee with its employee liability information not less than 28 days prior to the transfer, instead of the current 14 day time-frame.

Implications: Transferor employers must be careful to ensure they are able to comply with this new deadline for transfers which are affected by the change. Transferee employers should in any event continue to consider whether they also need to contractually require the transferor to provide more information than is required under TUPE.