EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructuring related legislation

Eurofound’s ERM database on restructuring related legal regulations provides information on 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 namesort descending
Netherlands: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Netherlands Employers obligation to support redundant employees Burgerlijk Wetboek (transitievergoeding); Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 juli 2016; Wet Arbeidsmarkt in Balans (WAB) van 1 januari 2020 Civil code (transition payment); Royal decree on dismissals of 1 July 2016; Balanced labour market act of 1 January 2020
Netherlands: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Netherlands Severance pay/redundancy compensation Burgerlijk Wetboek (transitievergoeding); Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 juli 2016; Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans (WAB) van 1 januari 2020 Civil code (transition payment); Royal decree on dismissals of 1 July 2016; Balanced labour market act of 1 January 2020
Netherlands: Reemployment obligation after restructuring Netherlands Reemployment obligation after restructuring Burgerlijk Wetboek, Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 januari 2020 Civil code, Royal decree on dismissals of 1 January 2020
Germany: Notice period to employees Germany Notice period to employees Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB); Heimarbeitsgesetz (HAG) Civil Code; Act on homework
Italy: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Italy Employment protection in relation to business transfers Codice civile; Codice di Procedura Civile; Legge 29 Dicembre 1990, n. 428, Disposizioni per l'adempimento di obblighi derivanti dall'appartenenza dell'Italia alle Comunità europee; Decreto Legislativo 10 Settembre 2003, n. 276, Attuazione delle deleghe in materia di occupazione e mercato del lavoro, di cui alla legge 14 febbraio 2003, n. 30; Decreto Legislativo 6 Ottobre 2004, n. 251, Disposizioni correttive del decreto legislativo 10 settembre 2003, n. 276, in materia di occupazione e mercato del lavoro Civil Code; Civil Procedure Code; Law 29 December 1990, no.428, Provisions for the fulfillment of obligations deriving from Italy’s membership of the European Communities; Legislative Decree of 10 September 2003, no. 276, Implementation of provisions concerning employment and labour market, mandated by Law of 14 February 2003, no. 30; Legislative Decree no. 251 of 6 October 2004, Provisions amending Legislative Decree of 10 September 2003, no. 2765, concerning employment and the labour market
Italy: Notice period to employees Italy Notice period to employees Codice Civile; Contratti collettivi nazionali di settore; Legge 23 luglio 1991, n. 223, Norme in materia di cassa integrazione, mobilità, trattamenti di disoccupazione, attuazione di direttive della Comunità europea, avviamento al lavoro ed altre disposizioni in materia di mercato del lavoro Civil code; National sectoral collective agreements; Law 23 July 1991, no. 223, Rules on the Wage Guarantee Fund, redundancies, unemployment benefits, enforcement of European directives, job placement, and other labour market provisions
Germany: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Germany Staff information and consultation on business transfers Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Civil Code; Works Constitution Act
Slovenia: Reemployment obligation after restructuring Slovenia Reemployment obligation after restructuring Zakon o javnih uslužbencih (ZJU) Civil Servants Act (ZJU)
Sweden: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Sweden Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Lag (1976:580) om medbestämmande i arbetslivet Co-Determination Act (SFS 1976:580)
Cyprus: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Cyprus Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Ν. 28(I)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001 Collective Dismissals Law of 2001 (Law 28 (I)/2001)
Cyprus: Reemployment obligation after restructuring Cyprus Reemployment obligation after restructuring Ν. 28(I)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001; Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967 Collective Dismissals Law of 2001 (Law 28 (I)/2001); Termination of Employment Law of 1967 (Law 24/1967)
Cyprus: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Cyprus Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Ν. 28(I)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001; Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967, όπως τροποποιήθηκε Collective Dismissals Law of 2001 (Law 28(I)/2001); Termination of Employment Law, 1967 (Law 24/1967) as amended
Cyprus: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Cyprus Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Ν. 28(I)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001; Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967, όπως τροποποιήθηκε Collective Dismissals Law of 2001 (Law 28(I)/2001); Termination of Employment Law, 1967 (Law 24/1967) as amended
Cyprus: Notice period to employees Cyprus Notice period to employees Ν. 28(I)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001; Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967, όπως τροποποιήθηκε Collective Dismissals Law of 2001 (Law 28(I)/2001); Termination of Employment Law, 1967 (Law 24/1967) as amended
Cyprus: Definition of collective dismissal Cyprus Definition of collective dismissal Ν. 28(I)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001; N. 161/I/2018 - Ο ΠΕΡΙ ΟΜΑΔΙΚΩΝ ΑΠΟΛΥΣΕΩΝ (ΤΡΟΠΟΠΟΙΗΤΙΚΟΣ) ΝΟΜΟΣ ΤΟΥ 2018 Collective Dismissals Law of 2001 (Law 28(I)/2001); The Collective Redundancies (Amendment) Law of 2018 (Law 161 (I) / 2018)
Cyprus: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Cyprus Employers obligation to support redundant employees Ν. 28(Ι)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001 Collective Dismissals Law, 2001 (Law 28(I)/2001)
Cyprus: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Cyprus Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Ν. 28(Ι)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001 Collective Dismissals Law, 2001 (Law 28(I)/2001)
United Kingdom: Definition of collective dismissal United Kingdom Definition of collective dismissal Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1995; Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014; Employment Rights Act 1996; Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1995; Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014; Employment Rights Act 1996; Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
Netherlands: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Netherlands Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Wet melding collectief ontslag (WMCO); Wet op de ondernemingsraden (WOR); Wet Werk en Zekerheid (WWZ) Collective Redundancy (Notification) Act; Works Council Act; Work and Security Act
Netherlands: Definition of collective dismissal Netherlands Definition of collective dismissal Wet Melding Collectief Ontslag (WMCO) Collective Redundancy Notification Act

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