Where managers ask employees their views on work related matters, either directly or through representatives, before a decision is made. Legally, employers are required to consult employees or their representatives over: planned collective redundancies – under the Trade Union & Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment Amendment) Regulations 1987; health and safety in the workplace – under the Safety Representatives and Safety Committees Regulations 1977 and The Health and Safety (Consultation with Employees) Regulations 1996. Under The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004, employees within businesses of 50 or more employees, also have the right to be informed and consulted on matters relating to: the development of the business’s activities and economic situation; changes to the level of employment within the business; substantial changes in work organisation and contracts of employment. The right does not operate automatically. It is triggered by requests from employees.