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
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    • 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 Countrysort ascending Type Native name English name
Belgium: Employees obligation to undertake training Belgium Employees obligation to undertake training 9 maart 2006 Koninklijk besluit betreffende het activerend beleid bij herstructureringen/Arrêté royal du 9 mars 2006 relatif à la gestion active des restructurations Royal decree of 9 March 2006 regarding the active management of restructuring
Belgium: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Belgium Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Arrêté royal du 27 novembre 1973 portant réglementation des informations économiques et financières à fournir aux conseils d'entreprises/Koninklijk besluit houdende reglementering van de economische en financiële inlichtingen te verstrekken aan de ondernemingsraden van 27 November 1973 Royal decree of 27 November 1973 on employers' obligations to provide economical and financial information within works councils
Belgium: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Belgium Employers obligation to support redundant employees 9 maart 2006 Koninklijk besluit betreffende het activerend beleid bij herstructureringen/9 mars 2006 Arrêté royal relatif à la gestion active des restructurations Royal decree of 9 March 2006 regarding active management of restructuring
Belgium: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Belgium Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Loi du 13 février 1998 portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi dite loi Renault /Wet van 13 februari 1998 houdende bepalingen tot bevordering van de tewerkstelling (Wet Renault) Law of 13 February 1998 regarding measures in favour of employment (so-called 'Renault Law')
Belgium: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Belgium Severance pay/redundancy compensation Loi du 13 février 1998 portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi /13 februari 1998 Wet houdende bepalingen tot bevordering van de tewerkstelling Act of 13 February 1998 measures to promote employment
Belgium: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Belgium Redundant employees entitlement to public support Ordonnance portant organisation et fonctionnement de l'Office régional bruxellois de l'Emploi du 18 janvier 2001/Ordonnantie houdende organisatie en werking van de Brusselse gewestelijke Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling van 18 januari 2001; Décret du 6 mai 1999 relatif à l’Office wallon de la formation professionnelle et de l’emploi (French only); Décret du 7 mai 2004 relatif à la création de l'agence autonomisée externe de droit public 'Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding'/Decreet van 7 mei 2004 tot oprichting van het publiekrechtelijk vormgegeven extern verzelfstandigd agentschap 'Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding'; Décret du 17 janvier 2000 portant création d’un Office de l’emploi en Communauté germanophone/Decreet van 17 januari 2000 tot oprichting van een dienst voor arbeidsbemiddeling in de Duitstalige Gemeenschap; Accord de coopération du 24 février 2005 conclu entre la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, la Région wallonne, la Région flamande, la Communauté flamande, la Communauté germanophone et la Commission communautaire française concernant la mobilité interrégionale des chercheurs d'emploi/Samenwerkingsakkoord van 24 februari 2005 gesloten tussen het Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, het Waals Gewest, het Vlaams Gewest, de Vlaamse Gemeenschap, de Duitstalige Gemeenschap en de Franse Gemeenschapscommissie betreffende de interregionale mobiliteit van de werkzoekenden Ordinance of 18 January 2001 on the organisation and functioning of the Brussels Regional Employment Service; Decree of 6 May 1999 on the Walloon Office for Vocational Training and Employment; Decree of 7 May 2004 on the establishment of the public law external autonomous agency 'Vlaamse Dienst voor Arbeidsbemiddeling en Beroepsopleiding'; Decree of 17 January 2000 on the establishment of an employment office for the German-speaking Community; Cooperation Agreement of 24 February 2005 concluded between the Brussels-Capital Region, the Walloon Region, the Flemish Region, the Flemish Community, the German-speaking Community and the French-speaking Community for inter-regional mobility of job seekers
Austria: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Austria Employment protection in relation to business transfers Arbeitsvertragsrechtsanpassungsgesetz (AVRAG) Employment Law Harmonisation Act
Austria: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Austria Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG); Mutterschutzgesetz (MSchG); Väter-Karenzgesetz (VKG); Arbeitsplatzsicherungsgesetz (APSG) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG); Maternity Leave Act (MSchG); Parental Leave for Fathers Act (VKG); Security of Workplace Act (APSG)
Austria: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Austria Severance pay/redundancy compensation Betriebliches Mitarbeiter- und Selbständigenvorsorgegesetz (BMSVG) Federal Act on Corporate Staff and Self-Employment Provision (BMSVG)
Austria: Definition of collective dismissal Austria Definition of collective dismissal Arbeitsmarktförderungsgesetz (AMFG) Labour Market Promotion Act (AMFG)
Austria: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Austria Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Insolvenz-Entgeltsicherungsgesetz (IESG) Act on wage guarantee in case of insolvency (IESG)
Austria: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Austria Employers obligation to support redundant employees Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG)
Austria: Notice period to employees Austria Notice period to employees Angestelltengesetz (AngG); Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (ABGB); Gewerbeordnung (GewO); Arbeitsmarktförderungsgesetz (AMFG) Employees Act (AngG); General Civil Code (ABGB); General Trade Act (GewO); Labour Market Promotion Act (AMFG)
Austria: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Austria Redundant employees entitlement to public support Arbeitsmarktservicegesetz (AMSG) Public Employment Service Act (AMSG)
Austria: Rescue procedures in insolvency Austria Rescue procedures in insolvency Insolvenzordnung (IO) Insolvency Act
Austria: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Austria Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG); Angestelltengesetz (AngG); Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (ABGB) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG); Employees Act (AngG); General Civil Code (ABGB)
Austria: Employers’ obligation to improve energy efficiency Austria Employers’ obligation to improve energy efficiency Bundes-Energieeffizienzgesetz; Klima- und Energiefondsgesetz; Klimaschutzgesetz Federal energy efficiency act; Climate and energy fund act; Climate protection act
Austria: Working time flexibility Austria Working time flexibility Arbeitsmarktservicegesetz (AMSG); Arbeitszeitgesetz (AZG) Public Employment Service Act (AMSG); Working Times Act (AZG)
Austria: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Austria Staff information and consultation on business transfers Arbeitsvertragsrechts-Anpassungsgesetz (AVRAG) Employment Law Harmonisation Act (AVRAG)
Austria: Time off for job search Austria Time off for job search Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (ABGB); Angestelltengesetz (AngG) General Civil Code (ABGB); Employees Act (AngG)

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