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
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)
Sweden: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Sweden Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Lag (1974:13) om vissa anställningsfrämjande åtgärder Promotional Measures Act (1974:13)
Sweden: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Sweden Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Lag (1982:80) om Anställningsskydd Employment Protection Act (1982:80)
Sweden: Time off for job search Sweden Time off for job search Lag (1982:80) om Anställningsskydd Employment Protection Act (1982:80)
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)
Sweden: Notice period to employees Sweden Notice period to employees Lag (1982:80) om Anställningsskydd Employment Protection Act (1982:80)
Sweden: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Sweden Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Lag (1982:80) om Anställningsskydd Employment Protection Act (1982:80)
Sweden: Definition of collective dismissal Sweden Definition of collective dismissal Lag (1982:80) om Anställningsskydd Employment Protection Act (1982:80)
Sweden: Reemployment obligation after restructuring Sweden Reemployment obligation after restructuring Lag (1982:80) om Anställningsskydd Employment Protection Act (1982:80)
Sweden: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Sweden Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Lag (1982:80) om Anställningsskydd Employment Protection Act (1982:80)
Germany: Time off for job search Germany Time off for job search Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch Civil Code
Germany: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Germany Staff information and consultation on business transfers Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Civil Code; Works Constitution Act
Germany: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Germany Severance pay/redundancy compensation Kündigungsschutzgesetz; Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Employment Protection Act; Works Constitution Act
Germany: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Germany Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Kündigungsschutzgesetz Employment Protection 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
Ireland: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Ireland Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Protection of Employment Act, 1977 as amended by S.I. No. 370/1996 Protection of Employment Order 1996 and S.I. No. 488/2000 European Communities (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2000 Protection of Employment Act, 1977 as amended by S.I. No. 370/1996 Protection of Employment Order 1996 and S.I. No. 488/2000 European Communities (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2000
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
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: 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)
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)

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