EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructuring related legislation

Eurofound’s ERM database on restructuring related legal regulations provides information on about 461 regulations in the Member States of the European Union and Norway which are explicitly or implicitly linked to anticipating and managing change. The database covers statutory rules, only, and does not include collective agreements or company-level initiatives. The regulations are described in terms of their content, thresholds, involved actors and who covers the cost (if applicable). The aim is to provide an easy possibility of a cross-national comparison of the main features of restructuring related legislation.

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Research carried out prior to the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020, and published subsequently, may include data relating to the 28 EU Member States. Following this date, research only takes into account the 27 EU Member States (EU28 minus the UK), unless specified otherwise.

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  • CountryEU 27 + UK and Norway
  • Titlethe title is made up of the country name and type, for example: Austria: working time flexibility
  • PhaseEither anticipation or management
    • Anticipationrefers to activities that help to prepare workers or companies for change.
    • Managementcovers activities required to handle a current restructuring event while minimising social costs. It refers to the steps involved in implementing an organisational change process.
  • Typethe range includes, for example, provisions for collective dismissal, information/consultation obligations, notice periods and severance payments, training obligations for employers and employees and regulations concerning working time flexibility
  • Choose bywhether the regulation is obligatory in all circumstances or only for companies over a certain size or cases affecting a certain number of workers
  • Cost covered by
    • no specific additional costs are involved
    • costs covered by national or regional governments
    • cost covered by companies in general or the specific employer undergoing restructuring
    • cost covered by employees
  • Involved actorsincluding regional or local government, works councils, employers’ organisations, trade union or public employment services. The national government, as legislator, is assumed to be involved in all regulations so is not included as a filter option.
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Title Country Type Native name English name
Portugal: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Portugal Employment protection in relation to business transfers Código do Trabalho (Transmissão de empresa ou estabelecimento), alterado pela Lei 14/2018 de 20 de março (Altera o regime jurídico aplicável à transmissão de empresa ou estabelecimento e reforça os direitos dos trabalhadores, procedendo à décima terceira alteração ao Código do Trabalho) Labour code (transfer of undertaking) amended by Law 14/2018 of 20 March (Changes the legal regime applicable to the transfer of business or establishment and reinforces the rights of workers, making the 13th amendement to the labor code)
Denmark: Rescue procedures in insolvency Denmark Rescue procedures in insolvency Konkursloven LBK nr 11 af 06/01/2014 Bankruptcy Act (Consolidation Act no. 11 of 06/01/2014)
Luxembourg: Rescue procedures in insolvency Luxembourg Rescue procedures in insolvency Alternatives à la faillite - Code du Commerce Alternative to bankrupcy - Commercial code
Slovakia: Rescue procedures in insolvency Slovakia Rescue procedures in insolvency Zákon č. 7/2005 Z.z. o konkurze a reštrukturalizácii a o zmene a doplnení niektorých zákonov Act No. 7/2005 Coll. on bankruptcy and restructuring and on changes and supplements to some laws
Slovakia: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Slovakia Employment protection in relation to business transfers Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovenia: Rescue procedures in insolvency Slovenia Rescue procedures in insolvency Zakon o finančnem poslovanju, postopkih zaradi insolventnosti in prisilnem prenehanju (ZFPPIPP) Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Winding-up Act (ZFPPIPP)
Slovenia: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Slovenia Employment protection in relation to business transfers Zakon o delovnih razmerjih (ZDR-1) Employment Relationship Act (ZDR-1)
France: Employment protection in relation to business transfers France Employment protection in relation to business transfers Labour Code Labour Code
Finland: Rescue procedures in insolvency Finland Rescue procedures in insolvency Konkurssilaki (120/2004); Laki yrityksen saneerauksesta (47/1993); Laki yksityishenkilön velkajärjestelystä (57/1993) Bankruptcy Act (120/2004); Restructuring of Enterprises Act (47/1993); Act on the Adjustment of the Debts of a Private Individual (57/1993)
Netherlands: Rescue procedures in insolvency Netherlands Rescue procedures in insolvency Faillissementswet; Wet Continuiteit Ondernemingen I Bankruptcy act; Continuity of enterprises act I
Netherlands: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Netherlands Employment protection in relation to business transfers Wet Overgang Ondernemingen in Burgerlijk Wetboek; Wet op de collective arbeidsovereenkomst; Wet op de Ondernemingsraad; Wet op de Algemeen Verbindend Verklaring Law on business transfers in civil code; Collective labour agreements act; Works council act; Act on declaring a collective agreement binding
Sweden: Rescue procedures in insolvency Sweden Rescue procedures in insolvency Konkurslag (1987:672); Lag (1996:764) om företagsrekonstruktion Bankruptcy Act (1987:672); Company Reorganisation Act (1996:764)
Ireland: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Ireland Employment protection in relation to business transfers The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003; S.I. No. 15/2018 - European Communities (Seafarers) Regulations 2018 The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003; S.I. No. 15/2018 - European Communities (Seafarers) Regulations 2018
Estonia: Rescue procedures in insolvency Estonia Rescue procedures in insolvency Saneerimisseadus Reorganisation act
Lithuania: Rescue procedures in insolvency Lithuania Rescue procedures in insolvency Lietuvos Respublikos įmonių restruktūrizavimo įstatymas The Law on Restructuring of Enterprises of Lithuania
Norway: Rescue procedures in insolvency Norway Rescue procedures in insolvency Konkursloven; Dekningsloven Bankruptcy act; Debt recovery act
Norway: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Norway Employment protection in relation to business transfers Arbeidsmiljøloven Working Environment Act
Austria: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Austria Employment protection in relation to business transfers Arbeitsvertragsrechtsanpassungsgesetz (AVRAG) Employment Law Harmonisation Act
Latvia: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Latvia Employment protection in relation to business transfers Darba Likums Labour law
Luxembourg: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Luxembourg Employment protection in relation to business transfers Labour Code Labour Code

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