Having recently been taken over by a larger company they are now looking for our staff to sign their standard contracts. I’ve been comparing the two to see what the differences are and noticed that theirs are executed as deeds with the signature of two directors and the employee’s signature witnessed.

I just wondered why they would do this? What advantage does it give them to have all that additional bureaucracy?

As an aside, under TUPE I understand that they can’t force us to agree to their terms and conditions, but how long does that protection last? It’s been 3 1/2 months….


Helen Moretti