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
Germany: Definition of collective dismissal Germany Definition of collective dismissal Kündigungsschutzgesetz Employment Protection Act
Germany: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Germany Employers obligation to support redundant employees Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Works Constitution Act
Czechia: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Czechia Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Zákon o inspekci práce, zákon č. 251/2005 Sb.; Zákoník práce, zákon 262/2006 Sb. Labour Inspection Act (Law No. 251/2005 Coll.); Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
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: Working time flexibility Czechia Working time flexibility Zákon o zaměstnanosti, zákon č. 435/2004 Sb., Zákoník práce, zákon č. 262/2006 Sb. Employment Act (Law No. 435/2004 Coll.), Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
Czechia: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Czechia Severance pay/redundancy compensation Zákon č. 262/2006 Sb., Zákoník práce v posledním znění (novelizován v roku 2011 zákonem č. 365/2011 Sb.) Law No. 262/2006 Coll., Labour Code - latest edition (amended by Law No. 365/2011 Coll.)
Czechia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Czechia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Zákoník práce, zákon č. 262/2006 Sb. Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
Czechia: Time off for job search Czechia Time off for job search Nařízení vlády č. 590/2006 Sb., kterým se stanoví okruh a rozsah jiných důležitých osobních překážek v práci Government Regulation No. 590/2006 Coll., on the range and extent of other important personal obstacles to work
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: Employees obligation to undertake training Czechia Employees obligation to undertake training Zákoník práce, zákon č. 262/2006 Sb. Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 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.)
Czechia: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Czechia Staff information and consultation on business transfers 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.)
Malta: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Malta Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Leġislazzjoni Sussidjarja 452.80 - Regolamenti dwar Sensji Kollettivi (Harsien ta’ l-Impjiegi) (Avviż Legali 428 of 2002, kif emendat bl-Avviżi Legali 427 u 442 tal-2004 u 281 tal-2017); L-Att Dwar l-Impjieg u Relazzjonijiet Industrijali, 2002 - Artikli 36 u 81 Subsidiary Legislation 452.80 - Collective Redundancies (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Legal Notice 428 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notices 427 and 442 of 2004, and L.N. 281 of 2017); Employment and Industrial Relations Act, 2002 - Articles 36 and 81
Germany: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Germany Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Works Constitution Act
Germany: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Germany Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Betriebsverfassungsgesetz; Kündigungsschutzgesetz Works Constitution Act; Employment Protection Act
Germany: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Germany Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Kündigungsschutzgesetz Employment Protection Act
Germany: Notice period to employees Germany Notice period to employees Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB) Civil Code
Germany: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Germany Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Betriebsverfassungsgesetz; Kündigungsschutzgesetz Works Constitution Act; Employment Protection Act
Sweden: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Sweden Staff information and consultation on business transfers Lag (1982:80) om Anställningsskydd; Lag (1976:580) om Medbestämmande i Arbetslivet Employment Protection Act (1982:80); Co-Determination Act (1976:580)

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