Covid-Related Business Closures & the Transfer Regulations

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 25 January 2022
Breda O'Malley
Hayes Solicitors
Issues covered: TUPE; Coronavirus; The Hospitality Industry

Co-author: Eddie Hayes

Businesses in the Irish hospitality sector have been afforded a glimmer of hope following the recent, nationwide, easing of restrictions. Unbeknownst to many employers, however, is the potential impact of the Transfer Regulations in circumstances where a business temporarily closes and reopens under new ownership. This article explores what the outcome could be for employees if such a scenario were to play out.


In relation to the hospitality sector, if a business closes temporarily and reopens under new ownership, what will the outcome be for the employees? There is European case law and existing legislation that pre-dates Covid which provides that

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Hayes Solicitors

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