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How long should employee consultation last?

Employees may have a right to be consulted on transfer of a business: how long this consultation lasts depends on the country in which it is taking place.


Consulting employees and explaining the consequences of a business transfer on their jobs can be a formal or informal process, depending on the jurisdiction. The length of consultation varies enormously between countries, from as little as one day to many months, as our survey reveals.

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Sophie Maes
Partner - Belgium
Claeys & Engels