Business Transfer of Employment

How to handle transferring employee’s between business entities

Business transfers, mergers, and acquisitions often involve complex employment issues, particularly around the transfer of employees between entities. Saines Legal provides specialised legal advice and support in managing the transfer of employment, ensuring a smooth transition for both businesses and employees, and compliance with relevant Australian employment laws.

What are Employment Transfers

In the context of a business transfer, it’s essential to manage the impact on employees effectively. This includes addressing changes in employment terms, protecting employee rights, and communicating transparently about the transition. Saines Legal assists businesses in navigating these challenges, ensuring legal obligations are met and employee interests are considered.

Legal Obligations and Rights

Our services in this area include:

  • Advising on the legal obligations during a business transfer, including employee consultation and the transfer of employment rights.
  • Assessing the impact of the transfer on existing employment contracts and collective agreements.
  • Guiding through the complexities of the Fair Work Act, particularly regarding transfer of business provisions.

Managing the Transition

We assist in planning and implementing the employment transfer process, which includes:

  • Preparing necessary documentation and agreements.
  • Advising on changes to terms and conditions of employment.
  • Supporting the communication strategy to ensure employees are fully informed.

What do I do when acquiring a business with existing  employees? 

The transfer of employment in a business transaction is a sensitive and complex process requiring careful legal management. Saines Legal offers the expertise to navigate this process smoothly, ensuring legal compliance and the fair treatment of employees. For professional legal support in business transfer of employment, Saines Legal is your trusted partner.

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