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
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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 ascending
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 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: 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: 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)
United Kingdom: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations United Kingdom Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1995; Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1995; Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
Cyprus: Time off for job search Cyprus Time off for job search Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχόλησης Νόμος του 1967 Termination of Employment Law, 1967 (Law 24/1967)
Cyprus: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Cyprus Severance pay/redundancy compensation Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967 Termination of employment law 1967 (law 24/1967)
Latvia: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Latvia Redundant employees entitlement to public support Bezdarbnieku un darba meklētāju atbalsta likums Support for unemployed persons and persons seeking employment law
Malta: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Malta Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Leġislazzjoni Sussidjarja 452.80 - Regolamenti dwar Sensji Kollettivi (Harsien ta’ l-Impjiegi) (Avviż Legali 428 ta’ l-2002, kif emendat bl-Avviżi Legali 427 u 442 ta’ l-2004) u Avviz Legali 281 of 2017; Kap. 452 - Att dwar l-Impiegi u r-Relazzjonijiet Industrijali, 2002 Subsidiary Legislation 452.80 - Collective Redundancies (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Legal Notice 428 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notices 427 and 442 of 2004 and L.N. 281 of 2017; Cap. 452 - Employment and Industrial Relations Act, 2002
Malta: Definition of collective dismissal Malta Definition of collective dismissal Leġislazzjoni Sussidjarja 452.80 - 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 of 2017​) Subsidiary Legislation 452.80 - Collective Redundancies (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Legal Notice 428 of 2002 as amended by Legal Notices 427 and 442 of 2004 and L.N. 281 of 2017)
Malta: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Malta Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Leġislazzjoni Sussidjarja 452.80 - Regolamenti dwar Sensji Kollettivi (Harsien ta’ l-Impjiegi) (Avviż Legali 428 of 2002, kif emendat bl-Avviżi Legali 427 u 442 tal-2004 u 281 tal-2017); L-Att Dwar l-Impjieg u Relazzjonijiet Industrijali, 2002 - Artikli 36 u 81 Subsidiary Legislation 452.80 - Collective Redundancies (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Legal Notice 428 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notices 427 and 442 of 2004, and L.N. 281 of 2017); Employment and Industrial Relations Act, 2002 - Articles 36 and 81
Spain: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Spain Severance pay/redundancy compensation Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Real-Decreto ley 10/2010, de 16 de junio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo; Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree law 10/2010 of 16 June on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market
Spain: Time off for job search Spain Time off for job search Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Real Decreto-ley 10/2010, de 16 de junio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree law 10/2010 of 16 June on urgent measures to reform the labour market
Spain: Notice period to employees Spain Notice period to employees Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Real Decreto-ley 10/2010, de 16 de junio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree law 10/2010 of 16 June on urgent measures to reform the labour market
Spain: Working time flexibility Spain Working time flexibility Estauto de los Trabajadores; Real Decreto 801/2011 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 Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree 801/2011 that enacts regulation on collective dismissals procedures and administrative actions in case of collective transfers; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market
Spain: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Spain Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Ley 36/2011, de 10 de octubre, reguladora de la jurisdicción social; Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral; Real Decreto 11/2013, de 2 de agosto, para la protección de los trabajadores a tiempo parcial y otras medidas urgentes en el orden económico y social Statute of Workers’ Rights; Law 36/2011 of 10 October that regulates the social jurisdiction; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Royal Decree law 11/2013 of 2 August for the protection of part-time workers and other measures in the economic and social field
Spain: Definition of collective dismissal Spain Definition of collective dismissal Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral; Real Decreto 11/2013, de 2 de agosto, para la protección de los trabajadores a tiempo parcial y otras medidas urgentes en el orden económico y social Statute of Workers’ Rights; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Royal Decree law 11/2013 of 2 August, for the protection of part-time workers and other measures in the economic and social field
Spain: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Spain Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral; Real-Decreto ley 11/2013, de 2 de Agosto, para la protección de los trabajadores a tiempo parcial y otras medidas urgentes en el orden económico y social Statute of Workers’ Rights; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Royal Decree law 11/2013 of 2 August for the protection of part-time workers and other measures in the economic and social field

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