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    The neglected aspect of TUPE - Employee Liability Information

    Cases arising from the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) are commonplace in the tribunal and appeal courts. However, these are primarily disputes over whether a TUPE transfer has occurred, or whether there has been a failure to inform and consult employees and/or representatives. A neglected aspect of TUPE, at least in the litigation sense, is the requirement to provide Employee Liability Information ("ELI"). This is the familiar obligation on the transferor to provide certain basic information about transferring employees (such as the employee's basic terms and conditions of employment) to the transferee. Previously this had to be done at least 14 days before the transfer date, but, with the changes to TUPE this year, it has been increased to 28 days before the transfer date.

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    The Ebola strain: how employers should manage the risks of potential disease outbreaks

    The current major Ebola outbreak in West Africa was first reported in March, but with confirmation of positive tests of doctors and nurses in the USA, Ebola is very much an issue attracting international attention. Closer to home charities are seeking donations and assistance to help control and fight the disease abroad. Thinking as an employer, could Ebola impact on your organisation and are there steps you could take to reduce or prevent operational risk or risk to your staff from infectious disease outbreaks?