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Is there an obligation to consult employees?

In many countries, there is a duty to consult, or at least inform employees or their representatives on the transfer of a business. Here Ius Laboris lawyers in 49 countries explain the position in their jurisdictions.


When a business is transferred, its employees will naturally be concerned about the impact on their position. 32 of 49 countries we surveyed have a requirement to consult with, or inform, employees (or their representatives) upon a business transfer.

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Sophie Maes
Partner - Belgium
Claeys & Engels