If the government goes through with proposed changes to the TUPE employment law, it may open the floodgates and let through a wave of legal disputes. It has been said that the protection offered to employees taken on by outsourcing companies is too strict, and should be relaxed.
Reducing red tape
Outsourcing can prove complex for those businesses that resort to it. There are many benefits, but the government is keen to reduce the amount of red tape in many areas of business. Thus they have initiated a consultation process to consider the possibility of altering the TUPE law, which stands for Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006.
However one law firm, EMW, suggests that the changes mooted could actually make matters worse rather than better. The firm suggests such changes could lead to uncertainty over the position held by contractors taken on in this way.
Clarity is the issue
Our customers use contracted cleaners to help fill the gaps and enable them to provide a clean working environment. One the benefits of choosing ProCare is because we help customers to manage TUPE issues regarding cleaners.
It will be interesting to see if any changes of this nature do go forward, and if they do, whether or not they make it easier or more difficult for businesses to make use of contracted employees. According to the law firm mentioned, it could be the latter that holds true. In which case ProCare’s years of experience in the contract cleaning industry will continue to be of advantage to our customers.