Date & Time
Thursday, April 2, 2020
8:00 am-9:00 am
   |   Webinar
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The first in our new series of quarterly webinars on European Union workplace laws, this session will address what is widely regarded as one of the most important European-wide employment regulations.

The Acquired Rights Directive (ARD) dictates what happens to employees when a business activity changes owners. The most common situation in which it applies is a business sale or a business acquisition, but it can also apply to a change of lease, an internal reorganization, and (in some countries) outsourcing operations.

ARD is considered to be one of the most fundamental EU human resources laws, occasionally referred to as “TUPE” in some jurisdictions. If you are a human resources professional with responsibility for employees in the EU, it is important that you have an understanding of when this law may apply and what it requires.

Our speakers will cover the following topics:

  • A brief introduction to how EU employment and labour law works
  • The Acquired Rights Directive – what you need to know
  • Key principles of ARD and the practical implications when it applies
  • Consultation obligations
  • What transfers with the employees and why you should care
  • The ARD in real-life scenarios – business sales and other transactions

The webinar will be presented by a panel led by Acquired Rights Directive professional Darren Isaacs. A partner at GQ|Littler, Darren has many years of practical experience in advising clients on all aspects of UK and EU human resources matters.


8:00 - 9:00 a.m. PT
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. MT
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. BST
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. CEST


Darren Isaacs

+44 20 3375 0339

Deborah Margolis

Senior Associate
+44 20 3675 9824