218 Change of employer

218  Change of employer

(1)     Subject to the provisions of this section, this Chapter relates only to employment by the one employer.

(2)     If a trade or business, or an undertaking (whether or not established by or under an Act), is transferred from one person to another—

(a)     the period of employment of an employee in the trade or business or undertaking at the time of the transfer counts as a period of employment with the transferee, and

(b)     the transfer does not break the continuity of the period of employment.

(3)     If by or under an Act (whether public or local and whether passed before or after this Act) a contract of employment between any body corporate and an employee is modified and some other body corporate is substituted as the employer—

(a)     the employee's period of employment at the time when the modification takes effect counts as a period of employment with the second body corporate, and

(b)     the change of employer does not break the continuity of the period of employment.

(4)     If on the death of an employer the employee

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