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
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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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Ireland: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Ireland Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006 Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006
Slovenia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Slovenia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Zakon o sodelovanju delavcev pri upravljanju (ZSDU); Zakon o delovnih razmerjih (ZDR-1); Zakon o poslovni skrivnosti (ZPosS) Workers Participation in Management Act (ZSDU); Employment Relationship Act (ZDR-1); Trade Secrets Act (ZPosS)
Cyprus: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Cyprus Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Ν. 78(Ι)/2005 – Ο περί της Θέσπισης Γενικού Πλαισίου Ενημέρωσης και Διαβούλευσης των Εργοδοτουμένων νόμος του 2005; Ν. 68(Ι)/2002 – Ο περί σύστασης Ευρωπαϊκών Επιτροπών Επιχειρήσεων Νόμος του 2002-2011; Ν. 28(I)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001 Law 78(I)/2005 on Establishing a General Framework of Information and Consultation of Employees; Law 106(I)/2011 on the Establishment of European Workers' Councils of 2011-2018; Law 28(I)/2001 on Collective Dismissals of 2001-2018.
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)
Italy: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Italy Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Legge 29 dicembre 1990, n. 428, Disposizioni per l'adempimento di obblighi derivanti dall'appartenenza dell'Italia alle Comunità europee; 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; Decreto Legislativo 6 febbraio 2007, n. 25, Attuazione della direttiva 2002/14/CE che istituisce un quadro generale relativo all’informazione e alla consultazione dei lavoratori Law 29 December 1990, n. 428, Provisions for the fulfillment of obligations deriving from Italy's membership of the European Communities; 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; Legislative Decree 6 February 2007, no. 25, Implementation of European Directive 2002/14/EC which sets up a general framework for workers’ information and consultation
Slovakia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Slovakia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Zákonník práce Labour Code
Lithuania: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Lithuania Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Darbo kodeksas Nr. XII-2603, LR juridinių asmenų nemokumo įstatymas Nr. XIII-2221 Labour code No XII-2603, Law on insolvency of legal entities No XIII-2221
Estonia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Estonia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Töötajate usaldusisiku seadus; Töölepingu seadus Employees' Trustee Act; Employment Contracts Act
Malta: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Malta Staff information and consultation on business transfers Regolamenti dwar Ħarsien tal-Impiegi fit-Trasferiment ta' Negozju (Avviż Legali 10 tal-2006, kif emendat bl-Avviżi Legali 427 tal-2007, 195 tal-2010, 129 u 443 tal-2011, 363 tal-2012, 483 tal-2014 u Avviz Legali 285 ta' l-2017 u 273 tal-2018); Regolamenti dwar Sensji Kollettivi (Harsien ta’ l-Impjiegi) (Avviż Legali 428 tal-2002 kif emendat bl- Avviżi Legali 427 u 442 tal-2004) u Avviz Legali 281 tal-2017 L-Att dwar l-Impjiegi u Relazzjonijiet Industrijali Transfer of Business (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Legal Notice 10 of 2006, as amended by Legal Notice 427 of 2007, 195 of 2010, 129 and 443 of 2011; 363 of 2012, 483 of 2014, 285 of 2017 and Legal Notice 273 of 2018); Collective Redundancies (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Legal Notice 428 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notices 427 and 442 of 2004), Legal Notice 281 of 2017 Employment and Industrial Relations Act
Estonia: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Estonia Staff information and consultation on business transfers Töölepingu seadus; Võlaõigusseadus Employment Contracts Act; Law of Obligations Act
Hungary: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Hungary Staff information and consultation on business transfers 2012. évi I. törvény a Munka Törvénykönyvéről Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code
Greece: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Greece Staff information and consultation on business transfers ΝΟΜΟΣ 4052 / 2012: Έγκριση των Σχεδίων Συμβάσεων Χρηματοδοτικής Διευκόλυνσης μεταξύ του Ευρωπαϊκού Ταμείου Χρηματοπιστωτικής Σταθερότητας (Ε.Τ.Χ.Σ.), της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας και της Τράπεζας της Ελλάδος, του Σχεδίου του Μνημονίου Συνεννόησης μεταξύ της Ελληνικής Δημοκρατίας, της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής και της Τράπεζας της Ελλάδος και άλλες επείγουσες διατάξεις για τη μείωση του δημοσίου χρέους και τη διάσωση της εθνικής οικονομίας και άλλες διατάξεις; ΠΔ 240/2006 – Περί θεσπίσεως γενικού πλαισίου ενημερώσεως και διαβουλεύσεως των εργαζομένων, σύμφωνα με την οδηγία 2002/14/ΕΚ της 11.03.2002 του Ε.Κ και του Συμβουλίου; ΠΔ 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 LAW 4052/2012: Approval of the draft financing facility schemes between the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF), the Hellenic Republic, and the Bank of Greece; of the Draft Memorandum of Understanding between the Hellenic Republic, the European Commission, and the Bank of Greece, and other urgent provisions on the reduction of public debt and the rescue of the national economy and other provisions; Presidential Decree No. 240/2006 on establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community, transposing Directive 2002/14/EC; Presidential Decree No. 178/2002 on measures for safeguarding employees' rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of businesses, transposing Directive 98/50/EC
Finland: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Finland Staff information and consultation on business transfers Työsopimuslaki (55/2001), Laki yhteistoiminnasta yrityksissä (334/2007), Laki yhteistoiminnasta suomalaisissa ja yhteisönlaajuisissa yritysryhmissä (335/2007), Laki yhteistoiminnasta valtion virastoissa ja laitoksissa (1233/2013), Laki työnantajan ja henkilöstön välisestä yhteistoiminnasta kunnissa (449/2007) Employment Contracts Act (55/2001), Act on Cooperation within Undertakings (334/2007), Act on Cooperation within […] Groups of Undertakings (335/2007), Act on Cooperation within Government Agencies and Institutions (1233/2013), Act on Cooperation […] within Municipalities (449/2007)
Belgium: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Belgium Staff information and consultation on business transfers Convention collective de travail n° 9 du 9 mars 1972 coordonnant les accords nationaux et les conventions collectives de travail relatifs aux conseils d'entreprise conclus au sein du Conseil national du Travail/Collectieve arbeidsovereenkomst n° 9 van 9 maart 1972 houdende ordening van de in de Nationale Arbeidsraad gesloten nationale akkoorden en collectieve arbeidsovereenkomsten betreffende de ondernemingsraden National and intersectoral Collective Agreement n°9 of 9 March 1972 coordinating national agreements and cross-sectoral collective agreements related to works councils, concluded in the National Work Council
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)
France: Staff information and consultation on business transfers France Staff information and consultation on business transfers Code du travail, Code du Commerce, Loi n° 2008-776 du 4 août 2008 de modernisation de l'économie Labour Code, Commercial Code, Law on the Modernisation of the Economy No 2008-776 of 4 August 2008
Germany: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Germany Staff information and consultation on business transfers Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Civil Code; Works Constitution Act
Latvia: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Latvia Staff information and consultation on business transfers Darba likums Labour law
Bulgaria: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Bulgaria Staff information and consultation on business transfers Кодекс на труда Labour Code
Romania: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Romania Staff information and consultation on business transfers Legea nr. 67/2006 privind protectia drepturilor salariatilor in cazul transferului intreprinderii, al unitatii sau al unor parti ale acestora, publicata in Monitorul Oficial al Romaniei, nr. 276 din 28 martie 2006 Law no. 67/2006 regarding the transfer of undertakings, businesses, or parts of undertakings or businesses, published in the Official Gazette of Romania, no. 276 of 28 March 2006

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