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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    • 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 namesort descending
Slovakia: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Slovakia Redundant employees entitlement to public support Zakon c. 5/2004 o službách zamestnanosti, v zneni neskoresich predpisov; Zakon c. 461/2003 o socialnom poisteni, v zneni neskorsich predpisov Act No. 5/2004 on employment services, as amended; Act No. 461/2003 on social insurance, as amended
Slovakia: Rescue procedures in insolvency Slovakia Rescue procedures in insolvency Zákon č. 7/2005 Z.z. o konkurze a reštrukturalizácii a o zmene a doplnení niektorých zákonov Act No. 7/2005 Coll. on bankruptcy and restructuring and on changes and supplements to some laws
Poland: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Poland Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Ustawa z dnia 07.04.2006 r. o informowaniu pracowników i przeprowadzaniu z nimi konsultacji; Ustawa z dnia 23.05.1991r. o związkach zawodowych; Ustawa z dnia 13.03.2003 r. o o szczególnych zasadach rozwiązywania z pracownikami stosunków pracy z przyczyn niedotyczących pracowników -'ustawa o zwolnieniach grupowych' Act of 07.04.2006 on informing and consulting employees; Act of 23.05.1991 on trade unions; Act of 13.03.2003 on special principles of termination of employment contracts with employees for reasons not related to employees - 'Collective Dismissals Act'
Belgium: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Belgium Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Loi du 13 février 1998 portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi/Wet of 13 februari 1998 houdende bepalingen tot bevordering van de tewerkstelling Act of 13 February 1998 measures to promote employment
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
Poland: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Poland Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Ustawa z dnia 13.03.2003 o szczególnych zasadach rozwiązywania z pracownikami stosunków pracy z przyczyn niedotyczących pracowników; Ustawa z dnia 23.05.1991 r. o związkach zawodowych; Ustawa z dnia 26.06.1974 r. -Kodeks pracy; Ustawa z dnia 6.06.1997 r. -Kodeks karny Act of 13.03.2003 on special principles of termination of employment contracts with employees for reasons not related to employees - 'Collective Dismissals Act'; Act of 26.06.1974 - Labour Code; Act of 23.05.1991 on trade unions; Act of 6.06.1997 - Criminal Code
Poland: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Poland Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Ustawa z dnia 13.03.2003 o szczególnych zasadach rozwiązywania z pracownikami stosunków pracy z przyczyn niedotyczących pracowników Act of 13.03.2003 on special principles of termination of employment contracts with employees for reasons not related to employees - 'Collective Dismissals Act'
Poland: Definition of collective dismissal Poland Definition of collective dismissal Ustawa z dnia 13.03.2003 r. o szczególnych zasadach rozwiązywania z pracownikami stosunków pracy z przyczyn niedotyczących pracowników Act of 13.03.2003 on special principles of termination of employment contracts with employees for reasons not related to employees - 'Collective Dismissals Act'
Poland: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Poland Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Ustawa z dnia 13.07.2006 r. dotycząca ochrony roszczeń pracowników w przypadku niewypłacalności pracodawcy Act of 13.07.2006 concerning the protection of workers' claims in the event of the insolvency of their employer
Poland: Rescue procedures in insolvency Poland Rescue procedures in insolvency Ustawa z dnia 15.05.2015 r. - Prawo restrukturyzacyjne; Ustawa z dnia 28.02.2003 r. - Prawo upadłościowe (do 31.12.2015 r. pod nazwą -Prawo upadłościowe i naprawcze) Act of 15.05.2015 -Restructuring Law; Act of 28.02.2003 - Bankruptcy Law (until 31.12.2003 under the name - Bankruptcy and Reorganisation Law)
Poland: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Poland Employers obligation to support redundant employees Ustawa z dnia 20.04.2004 o promocji zatrudnienia i instytucjach rynku pracy (tekst jednolity: Dz.U. z 2008 r. Nr 69, poz 415) wdrożone 25.04.2008 Act of 20.04.2004 on promoting employment and labour market institutions (consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2008, no. 69, item 415) implemented 25.04.2008
Poland: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Poland Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Ustawa z dnia 20.04.2004 o promocji zatrudnienia i instytucjach rynku pracy tekst jednolity: Dz.U. z 2008 r. Nr 69, poz 415) wdrożone 25.04.2008; Ustawa z dnia 13.03.2003 o szczególnych zasadach rozwiązywania z pracownikami stosunków pracy z przyczyn niedotyczących pracowników) ustawa o zwolnieniach grupowych Act of 20.04.2004 on promoting employment and labour market institutions (consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2008, no. 69, item 415) implemented 25.04.2008; Act of 13.03.2003 on special rules of termination of employment contracts for reasons not related to employees - 'Collective Dismissals Act'
Poland: Time off for job search Poland Time off for job search Ustawa z dnia 26.06.1974 - Kodeks Pracy Act of 26.06.1974 - Labour Code
Poland: Notice period to employees Poland Notice period to employees Ustawa z dnia 26.06.1974 - Kodeks Pracy Act of 26.06.1974 - Labour Code
Poland: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Poland Staff information and consultation on business transfers Ustawa z dnia 26.06.1974 r. - Kodeks pracy; Ustawa z dnia 23.05.1991 o związkach zawodowych; Ustawa z dnia 23.04.1964 r. -Kodeks cywilny Act of 26.06.1974 - Labour Code; Act of 23.05.1991 on trade unions; Act of 23.04.1964 - Civil Code
Poland: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Poland Severance pay/redundancy compensation Ustawa z dnia 26.06.1974 r. -Kodeks pracy; Ustawa z dnia 13.03.2003 o szczególnych zasadach rozwiązywania z pracownikami stosunków pracy z przyczyn niedotyczących pracowników; Ustawa z dnia 21.08. 2004 r. o świadczeniach opieki zdrowotnej finansowanych ze środków publicznych; Ustawa z dnia 26.07.1991 r. o podatku dochodowym od osób fizycznych; Rozporządzenie Ministra Pracy i Polityki Społecznej z dnia 18.12.1998 r. w sprawie szczególnych zasad ustalania podstawy wymiaru składki na ubezpieczenie emerytalne i rentowe Act of 26.06.1974 -Labour Code; Act of 13.03.2003 on special principles of termination of employment contracts with employees for reasons not related to employees - 'Collective Dismissals Act'; Act of 21.08.2004 on publicly-funded health care services; Act of 26.07.1991 on the personal income tax; Regulation of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy of 18.12.1998 on the detailed rules for establishing the basis of assessment of pension contributions
Poland: Working time flexibility Poland Working time flexibility Ustawa z dnia 26.06.1974 r. - Kodeks pracy; Ustawa z dnia 11.10.2013 r. o szczególnych rozwiązaniach związanych z ochroną miejsc pracy Act of 26.06.1974 -Labour Code; Act of 11.10.2013 on special solutions related to the protection of jobs
Poland: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Poland Employment protection in relation to business transfers Ustawa z 26.06.1974 -Kodeks Pracy; Ustawa z dnia 23.05.1991 o związkach zawodowych; Ustawa z dnia 5 lipca 2018 r. o zarządzie sukcesyjnym przedsiębiorstwem osoby fizycznej Act of 26.06.1974 -Labour Code; Act of 23.05.1991 on Trade Unions; Act of 5 July 2018 on the succession management of a natural person enterprise
Finland: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Finland Employment protection in relation to business transfers Laki yhteistoiminnasta yrityksissä (334/2007), Työsopimuslaki (55/2001), Työehtosopimuslaki (436/1946) Act on Co-operation within Undertakings (334/2007), Employment Contracts Act (55/2001), Collective Agreements Act (436/1946)
Finland: Definition of collective dismissal Finland Definition of collective dismissal 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) Act on Cooperation within Undertakings (334/2007), Act on Cooperation within Finnish and Community-wide Groups of Undertakings (335/2007), Act on Cooperation within Government Agencies and Institutions (1233/2013), Act on Cooperation […] within Municipalities (449/2007)

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