TUPE stands for “Transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) regulations 1981” it has recently been updated so now stands for “Transfer of undertakings (protection of employment) regulations 2006” the law has been amended in 2014 and again in 2018, with various provisions within the 2006 regulations have altered.

The TUPE regulations are in place to preserve employee’s terms and conditions when a business or undertaking is transferred to a new employer.

The regulations have been put in place to protect the employer from being dismissed and to ensure that the employee’s terms and conditions are followed.

It is in your best interests not to opt-out of TUPE, if you do your employment is treated as immediately terminated and you would lose the right to claim for unfair dismissal.

For the employee TUPE is an entitlement and is not an obligation, this could have a negative effect though and your existing employer could decide they do not have enough work for you and you could be made redundant.

The purpose of TUPE is basically to protect employees when a new business takes over from an old one. Its effect is to move any employees from the old employer to the new employer by operation of law.

Your new employer is not allowed to reduce your salary or change other terms of the workforce just to bring them in line with lower wages being paid to its existing workforce, this would most definitely be a breach of TUPE.

If you refuse to be part of the TUPE process your rights will become very limited, you may be able to negotiate a new contract and a new role with the new employer. An employee can object to a TUPE transfer, you do not have to give a reason but if this is done the employment will be treated as the employment is coming to an end on the date of the transfer.

Some various helplines and websites offer free information on TUPE and its procedures.

What You should Know While Installing Parking Barriers

Parking barriers are of great necessity as far as safety is concerned. Fortunately, the technological world has changed a lot. As a result, there is the rise of the use of automated parking barriers. There is a variety of automatic barriers. However, while choosing or installing a parking barrier, there are many factors to consider. The article illustrates and lays out the necessary details you need to know.

manual car park barriers

A good parking barrier should be furnished in both the right-hand and left-hand versions. All the versions should have self-locking gears to lock the arm in open as well as closed positions. If at all a power failure comes up, the arm can be either raised or lowered manually. The manual raising and lowering should be done without even opening the cabinet. Besides, an automatic should have an electronic control panel. It will play a role in allowing the adjustment of speed with the help of the adjustment system. Additionally, it should have a detection device system so as to offer immediate reversal as well as stop movement. They should also give a possibility of installing useful features like keypads, photocells, safety flashers, and key switches on the barrier’s cabinet. While choosing one, make sure that they accept inputs that are from all access control systems, for instance, radio transmitters and photocells.

Besides, there are various characteristics that good parking barriers should stand to have. Firstly, it should have a simple automation solution that can be adopted quickly. Also, parking barriers should be economical in the sense that they should not consume lots of power. While installing one, it is prudent to a barrier that has low voltage potential. At the time of establishing a parking barrier, be it manual or automatic; choose a location that is suitable. By that, make sure that it is free from obstructions in all positions, that is, the raised as well as the lowered positions.