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
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    • 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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Tittel Country Type Virkelig navnsorter i synkende rekkefølge Engelsk navn
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: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Austria Employment protection in relation to business transfers Arbeitsvertragsrechtsanpassungsgesetz (AVRAG) Employment Law Harmonisation Act
Sweden: Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Sweden Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Arbetsmiljöverkets föreskrifter (AFS 2001:1) om systematiskt miljöarbete Provisions of the Swedish Work Environment Authority on Systematic Work Environment Management (AFS 2001:1)
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
Malta: Rescue procedures in insolvency Malta Rescue procedures in insolvency Att dwar il-Kumpanniji Companies Act
Malta: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Malta Employment protection in relation to business transfers Att dwar L-Impiegi u r-Relazzjonijiet Industrijali (Kap 452 tal-Ligijiet ta' Malta); Regolamenti dwar Ħarsien tal-Impiegi fit-Trasferiment Avviz Legali 433 tal-2002, kif emendat bl-Avviżi Legali 427 tal-2007, 195 tal-2010, 129 u 443 u 467 tal-2011, 363 tal-2012, 483 tal-2014, u 285 tal-2017 Employment and Industrial Relations Act (Chapter 452 of the Laws of Malta); Transfer of Business (Protection of Employment) Regulations Legal Notice 433 of 2002 amended by L.N. 427 of 2007; L.N. 195 of 2010; L.N. 129 of 2011; L.N. 443 and 443 of 2011; L.N. 363 of 2012; L.N. 483 of 2014​; L.N. 285 of 2017​
Denmark: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Denmark Employment protection in relation to business transfers Bekendtgørelse af lov om lønmodtageres retsstilling ved virksomhedsoverdragelse (LBK nr 710 af 20/08/2002) The Danish Act on Employees' Rights in the event of Transfers of Undertakings (Consolidation Act no. 710 of 22 August 2002)
Denmark: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Denmark Staff information and consultation on business transfers Bekendtgørelse af lov om lønmodtageres retsstilling ved virksomhedsoverdragelse (LBK nr 710 af 20/08/2002); Lov om information og høring af lønmodtagere (LOV nr 303 af 02/05/2005) The Danish Act on Employees' Rights in the event of Transfers of Undertakings (Consolidation Act no. 710 of 22 August 2002; The Danish Act on Information and Consultation of Employees (Act no. 303 of 2 May 2005)
Denmark: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Denmark Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Bekendtgørelse af lov om Lønmodtagernes Garantifond (LBK nr 686 af 20/06/2011) Danish Act on the Employees' Guarantee Fund (Consolidation Act no 686 of 20/06/2011)
Denmark: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Denmark Severance pay/redundancy compensation Bekendtgørelse af lov om retsforholdet mellem arbejdsgivere og funktionærer (LBK nr 81 af 03/02/2009) The Danish Act on the legal Relationship between Employers and Salaried Employees (Consolidation Act no. 81 of 3 February 2009)
Denmark: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Denmark Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Bekendtgørelse af lov om varsling m.v. i forbindelse med afskedigelser af større omfang (LBK nr 291 af 22/03/2010) The Danish Act on Collective Redundancies (Consolidation Act no. 291 of 22 March 2010)
Denmark: Notice period to employees Denmark Notice period to employees Bekendtgørelse af lov om varsling m.v. i forbindelse med afskedigelser af større omfang (LBK nr 291 af 22/03/2010); Bekendtgørelse af lov om retsforholdet mellem arbejdsgivere og funktionærer (LBK nr 81 af 03/02/2009) Danish Act on Collective Redundancies (Consolidated Act no. 291 of 22 March 2010); Danish Act on the Legal Relationship between Employers and Salaried Employees (Consolidates Act no. 81 of 3 February 2009)
Denmark: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Denmark Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Bekendtgørelse af lov om varsling m.v. i forbindelse med afskedigelser af større omfang (LBK nr 291 af 22/03/2010); Lov om information og høring af lønmodtagere (LOV nr 303 af 02/05/2005) The Danish Act on Collective Redundancies (Consolidation Act no. 291 of 22 March 2010); The Danish Act on Information and Consultation of Employees (Act no. 303 of 2 May 2005)
Denmark: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Denmark Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Bekendtgørelse af lov om varsling m.v. i forbindelse med afskedigelser af større omfang (LBK nr 291 af 22/03/2010); Lov om information og høring af lønmodtagere (LOV nr 303 af 02/05/2005) The Danish Act on Collective Redundancies (Consolidation Act no. 291 of 22 March 2010); The Danish Act on Information and Consultation of Employees (Act no. 303 of 2 May 2005)
Denmark: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Denmark Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Bekendtgørelse af lov om varsling m.v. i forbindelse med varsling af større afskedigelser (LBK nr 291 af 22/03/2010) The Danish Act on Collective Redundancies (Consolidation Act no. 291 of 22 March 2010)
Denmark: Definition of collective dismissal Denmark Definition of collective dismissal Bekendtgørelse af lov om varsling m.v. i forbindelse med varsling af større afskedigelser (LBK nr 291 af 22/03/2010) The Danish Act on Collective Redundancies (Consolidation Act no. 291 of 22 March 2010)
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)
Germany: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Germany Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Works Constitution Act
Germany: Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Germany Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Works Constitution Act
Germany: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Germany Employers obligation to support redundant employees Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Works Constitution Act

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