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 namesort descending English name
Czechia: Notice period to employees Czechia Notice period to employees Zákoník práce, zákon č. 262/2006 Sb. Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
Czechia: Definition of collective dismissal Czechia Definition of collective dismissal Zákoník práce, zákon č. 262/2006 Sb. Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
Czechia: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Czechia Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Zákoník práce, zákon č. 262/2006 Sb.; Zákon o zaměstnanosti, zákon č. 435/2004 Sb. Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.); Employment Act (Law No. 435/2004 Coll.)
Czechia: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Czechia Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Zákoník práce, zákon č.262/2006 Sb. Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
Slovakia: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Slovakia Severance pay/redundancy compensation Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Time off for job search Slovakia Time off for job search Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Slovakia Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Zákonník práce Labour code
Slovakia: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Slovakia Staff information and consultation on business transfers Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Slovakia Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Slovakia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Working time flexibility Slovakia Working time flexibility Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Slovakia Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Notice period to employees Slovakia Notice period to employees Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Definition of collective dismissal Slovakia Definition of collective dismissal Zákonník práce Labour code
Slovakia: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Slovakia Employment protection in relation to business transfers Zákonník práce Labour Code
Slovakia: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Slovakia Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Zákonník práce; Zákon o službách zamestnanosti Labour Code; Act on employment services
Greece: Time off for job search Greece Time off for job search Αστικός Κώδικας Civil Code
Greece: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Greece Employment protection in relation to business transfers Εγκύκλιος: 58455/ 2017: Μέτρα σχετικά με την προστασία των δικαιωμάτων των εργαζομένων σε περίπτωση μεταβίβασης επιχειρήσεων, εγκαταστάσεων ή τμημάτων εγκαταστάσεων η επιχειρήσεων, Σώμα Επιθεώρησης Εργασίας, 15 Μαρτίου 2017; Προεδρικό Διάταγμα 178/2002 Μέτρα σχετικά με την προστασία των δικαιωμάτων των εργαζομένων σε περίπτωση μεταβίβασης επιχειρήσεων, εγκαταστάσεων ή τμημάτων εγκαταστάσεων ή επιχειρήσεων, σε συμμόρφωση προς την Οδηγία 98/50/ΕΚ του Συμβουλίου Circular: 58455/2017: Measures concerning the protection of employees’ rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, establishments or parts of establishments or undertakings, labour inspectorate, 15 March 2017; Presidential Decree 178/2002 Measures relating to the protection of workers' rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, establishments or parts of businesses or businesses, in conformity with Council Directive 98/50/EC
Cyprus: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Cyprus Employment protection in relation to business transfers Ν. 104(I)/2000 - Ο περί της Διατήρησης και Διασφάλισης των Δικαιωμάτων των Εργοδοτουμένων κατά τη Μεταβίβαση Επιχειρήσεων, Εγκαταστάσεων ή Τμημάτων Επιχειρήσεων ή Εγκαταστάσεων Νόμος του 2000-2018; Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967-2018 Law on the Preservation and Protection of the Employee's Rights during the Transfer of Business, Facilities or Parts of Business or Facilities of 2000-2018 (Law 104(I)/2000); Termination of Employment Law of 1967-2018 (Law 24/1967) as amended
Cyprus: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Cyprus Severance pay/redundancy compensation Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967 Termination of employment law 1967 (law 24/1967)

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