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 ascending
Latvia: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Latvia Employment protection in relation to business transfers Darba Likums Labour law
Latvia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Latvia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Darba likums Labour law
Czechia: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Czechia Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Zákon o inspekci práce, zákon č. 251/2005 Sb.; Zákoník práce, zákon 262/2006 Sb. Labour Inspection Act (Law No. 251/2005 Coll.); Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
Austria: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Austria Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG); Mutterschutzgesetz (MSchG); Väter-Karenzgesetz (VKG); Arbeitsplatzsicherungsgesetz (APSG) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG); Maternity Leave Act (MSchG); Parental Leave for Fathers Act (VKG); Security of Workplace Act (APSG)
Austria: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Austria Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG); Angestelltengesetz (AngG); Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (ABGB) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG); Employees Act (AngG); General Civil Code (ABGB)
Austria: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Austria Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG)
Austria: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Austria Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG)
Austria: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Austria Employers obligation to support redundant employees Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG)
France: Redundant employees entitlement to public support France Redundant employees entitlement to public support Code du travail; Convention d'assurance chômage du 14 Avril 2017; Règlement général annexé à la Convention d'assurance chômage du 14 avril 2017 Labour code; Unemployment insurance agreement of 14 April 2017; General regulation annexed to Unemployment insurance agreement of 14 April 2017
Bulgaria: Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Bulgaria Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Кодекс на труда; Закон за насърчаване на заетостта Labour Code; Law of encouragement of employment
Luxembourg: Notice period to employees Luxembourg Notice period to employees Code du travail; Loi du 23 juillet 2015 portant réforme du dialogue social à l'intérieur des entreprises Labour Code; Law of 23 July 2015 reforming social dialogue within companies
Bulgaria: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Bulgaria Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Кодекс на труда, Закон за здравословни и безопасни условия на труд Labour Code; Law for Health and Safety Working Conditions
Portugal: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Portugal Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Código do Trabalho; Lei 71/2018 de 31 de Dezembro; Lei 210/2015 de 25 de Setembro Labour code; Law 71/2018 of 31 December; Law 210/2015 of 25 September
Portugal: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Portugal Severance pay/redundancy compensation Código do Trabalho; Lei 69/2013, de 30 de Agosto; Decreto-Lei 210/2015 de 25 Setembro; Lei 70/2013 de 30 Agosto Labour Code; Law 69/2013 of 30 August; Decree-Law 210/2015 of 25 September; Law 70/2013 of 30 August
Portugal: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Portugal Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Código do Trabalho; Lei 27/2014 de 8 de Maio de 2014 Labour Code; Law 27/2014 of 8 May 2014
Portugal: Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Portugal Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Código do Trabalho; Lei n.º 105/2009, de 14 Setembro Labour code; Law 105/2009 of 14 September
Portugal: Working time flexibility Portugal Working time flexibility Código do trabalho; Decreto-Lei 220/2006 de 3 Novembro Labour code; Decree-Law 220/2006 of 3 November
Luxembourg: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Luxembourg Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Code du travail; Code civil Labour code; Civil code
Slovakia: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Slovakia Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Zákonník práce; Zákon o službách zamestnanosti Labour Code; Act on employment services
Romania: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Romania Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Codul muncii, Legea nr. 53/2003, republicată în Monitorul Oficial nr. 345 din 18 mai 2011; Legea nr. 76/2002 privind sistemul asigurărilor pentru şomaj şi stimularea ocupării forţei de muncă, cu modificările şi completările ulterioare Labour Code, Law no. 53/2003, republished in the Official Gazette of Romania No. 345 of 18 May 2011; Law no. 76/2002 regarding unemployment insurance system and employment stimulation, as subsequently amended and supplemented

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