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 namesort descending
Latvia: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Latvia Staff information and consultation on business transfers Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Latvia Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Time off for job search Latvia Time off for job search Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Latvia Severance pay/redundancy compensation Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Latvia Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Working time flexibility Latvia Working time flexibility Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Latvia Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Latvijas Administratīvo pārkāpumu kodekss Latvian Administrative Violations Code
Latvia: Notice period to employees Latvia Notice period to employees Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Definition of collective dismissal Latvia Definition of collective dismissal Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Employees obligation to undertake training Latvia Employees obligation to undertake training Darba likums Labour law
Latvia: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Latvia Employment protection in relation to business transfers Darba Likums Labour law
Norway: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Norway Redundant employees entitlement to public support Arbeidsmarkedsloven Labour Market Act
Austria: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Austria Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Arbeitsmarktförderungsgesetz (AMFG) Labour Market Promotion Act (AMFG)
Austria: Definition of collective dismissal Austria Definition of collective dismissal Arbeitsmarktförderungsgesetz (AMFG) Labour Market Promotion Act (AMFG)
Slovenia: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Slovenia Redundant employees entitlement to public support Zakon o urejanju trga dela (ZUTD) Labour Market Regulation Act (ZUTD)
Estonia: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Estonia Redundant employees entitlement to public support Tööturuteenuste ja toetuste seadus Labour Market Services and Benefits Act
Spain: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Spain Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Ley 10/1997, de 24 de abril, sobre derechos de información y consulta de los trabajadores en las empresas y grupos de empresas de dimensión comunitaria; Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Ley 12/2001 del 9 de julio de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo para el incremento de empleo y para la mejora de su calidad; Real Decreto 801/2011, de 10 de junio, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de los procedimientos de regulación de empleo y de actuación administrativa en materia de traslados colectivos; Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo; Real Decreto ley 11/2013 para la protección de los trabajadores a tiempo parcial y otras medidas urgentes en el orden económico y social Law 10/1997 of 24 April on European Works Councils; Statute of Workers’ Rights; Law 12/2001 of 9 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market, to increase employment and to improve its quality; Royal Decree 801/2011 of 10 June that enacts regulation of the procedures of employment regulation and administrative measures in cases of collective relocation; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Royal Decree law 11/2013 for the protection of part-time workers and other urgent measures in the economic and social field
Greece: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Greece Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals N. 1387/1983: Έλεγχος Ομαδικών Απολύσεων και άλλες διατάξεις; N. 3863/2010: Νέο Ασφαλιστικό Σύστημα και συναφείς διατάξεις. Ρυθμίσεις στις Eργασιακές Σχέσεις Law 1387/83 on collective dismissals; Law 3863/2010 on the New Social Security System and relevant provisions. Regulations on Labour Relations
Belgium: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Belgium Employers obligation to support redundant employees Loi 23 decembre 2005 relative au Pacte de solidarité entre les generations/Wet betreffende het generatiepact; Wet van 23 december 2005 tot de verbetering van de werkgelegenheidsgraad van de werknemers; Convention collective de travail n° 82 du 10 juillet 2002 relative au droit au reclassement professionnel pour les travailleurs de quarante-cinq ans et plus qui sont licenciés/Collectieve arbeidsovereenkomst nr. 82 van 10 juli 2002 betreffende het recht op outplacement voor werknemers van 45 jaar en ouder die worden ontslagen; Collectieve arbeidsovereenkost nr. 82 bis van 17 juli 2007 tot wijziging van CAO 82 Law 23 December 2005 with regard to inter-generational solidarity pact; Collective agreement n°82 of 10 July 2002 on the redeployment of dismissed workers aged 45 and older; Collective agreement nr. 82 bis of 17 July 2007 changing collective agreement 82
Italy: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Italy Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals 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 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

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