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Employment issues in business transfers: a Ius Laboris survey

When a business, or part of a business, is transferred to a new owner, its employees have rights and the buyer and seller of the business have duties towards them. These differ across the world. In this survey, Ius Laboris lawyers briefly explain how five key employment issues that arise on a business transfer are handled in their countries.

Is there an obligation to consult employees?

How long should employee consultation last?

Can failing to consult employees lead to fines, delays or stoppages?

Does the seller retain liability in employment matters?

Is it legal to dismiss employees on transfer?

Can employees object to transferring to a new employer?