Changing Terms and Harmonisation
Most companies will need to make a change to the terms and conditions of employment for their staff during employment.
Because the employment relationship is governed by a contract of employment (written or not), there is significant scope for any change to trigger a breach of contract if it is not handled appropriately.
As a result, the Company must ensure that any changes that it makes are not in breach of contract. As a result, a clear understanding of what latitude there is in the contract to make the changes, whether lawfully, forcibly or by agreement is critical.
We can advise you on:
- The contractual and legal rights for making a change
- The legal ramifications for making a change
- Processes to follow to comply with your legal obligations
- How to gain lawful and binding consent from your employees
- Support with any sale agreements (asset purchase agreement, business purchase agreements and/or share purchase agreements)
- The impact and scope to make changes after a TUPE transfer
- The withdrawal or reduction of any of your employee benefits (such a final salary or medical benefits)
For expert advice on changing employment terms, don’t hesitate to contact our team of experienced employment solicitors on 0800 2800 421.