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 namesort descending English name
Ireland: Time off for job search Ireland Time off for job search Redundancy Payments Act 1979 Redundancy Payments Act 1979
Ireland: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Ireland Severance pay/redundancy compensation Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2007 Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2007
Italy: Rescue procedures in insolvency Italy Rescue procedures in insolvency Regio Decreto 16 marzo 1942, n. 267, Disciplina del fallimento, del concordato preventivo, dell'amministrazione controllata e della liquidazione coatta amministrativa; Decreto legislativo 9 gennaio 2006, n. 5 Riforma organica della disciplina delle procedure concorsuali; Decreto legge 27 giugno 2015, n. 83, coordinato con la legge di conversione 6 agosto 2015, n. 132, 'Misure urgenti in materia fallimentare, civile e processuale civile e di organizzazione e funzionamento dell’amministrazione giudiziaria'; Decreto legislativo del 12 gennaio 2019, n. 14, Codice della crisi d'impresa e dell'insolvenza in attuazione della legge 19 ottobre 2017, n. 155. Decreto legislativo 12 Gennaio 2019, n. 14 Royal Decree of 16 March 1942, no. 267, Discipline of bankruptcy and of insolvency proceedings (Bankruptcy law); Legislative decree of 9 January 2006, no. 5, Comprehensive reform of insolvency proceedings; Decree Law of 27 June 2015, no. 83, as converted into Law 6 August 2015 no. 132, Urgent measures concerning bankruptcy, the civil code, the civil procedure code and the organisation and functioning of judicial administration. Reform of the rules on corporate crisis and insolvency procedures; Law 19/10/2017 n. 155; Legislative decree 12 January 2019, n. 14, Code of business crisis and insolvency in implementation of the law of 19 October 2017, n. 155. Legislative decree 12 January 2019, n. 14
Malta: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Malta Staff information and consultation on business transfers Regolamenti dwar Ħarsien tal-Impiegi fit-Trasferiment ta' Negozju (Avviż Legali 10 tal-2006, kif emendat bl-Avviżi Legali 427 tal-2007, 195 tal-2010, 129 u 443 tal-2011, 363 tal-2012, 483 tal-2014 u Avviz Legali 285 ta' l-2017 u 273 tal-2018); 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 tal-2017 L-Att dwar l-Impjiegi u Relazzjonijiet Industrijali Transfer of Business (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Legal Notice 10 of 2006, as amended by Legal Notice 427 of 2007, 195 of 2010, 129 and 443 of 2011; 363 of 2012, 483 of 2014, 285 of 2017 and Legal Notice 273 of 2018); Collective Redundancies (Protection of Employment) Regulations (Legal Notice 428 of 2002, as amended by Legal Notices 427 and 442 of 2004), Legal Notice 281 of 2017 Employment and Industrial Relations Act
Estonia: Rescue procedures in insolvency Estonia Rescue procedures in insolvency Saneerimisseadus Reorganisation act
France: Rescue procedures in insolvency France Rescue procedures in insolvency Sauvegarde des entreprises , Code Du Commerce Companies' rescues law, Commercial Code
Ireland: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Ireland Redundant employees entitlement to public support Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005; S.I. No. 440/2014 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Prescribed Employment Schemes) Regulations 2014; S.I. No. 441/2014 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Prescribed Employment Schemes) Regulations 2014; Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018 Social Welfare Consolidation Act 2005; S.I. No. 440/2014 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Claims, Payments and Control) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Prescribed Employment Schemes) Regulations 2014; S.I. No. 441/2014 - Social Welfare (Consolidated Supplementary Welfare Allowance) (Amendment) (No. 4) (Prescribed Employment Schemes) Regulations 2014; Social Welfare, Pensions and Civil Registration Act 2018
Germany: Working time flexibility Germany Working time flexibility Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB) III Social Code Book III
Germany: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Germany Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Sozialgesetzbuch III Social Code Book III
Germany: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Germany Redundant employees entitlement to public support Sozialgesetzbuch III Social Code Book III
Croatia: Rescue procedures in insolvency Croatia Rescue procedures in insolvency Stecajni zakon 71/15, 104/17; Zakon o financijskom poslovanju i predstecajnoj nagodbi 108/12, 144/12, 81/13, 112/13, 71/15, 78/15; Zakon o parnicnom postupku 53/91, 89/14; Zakon o opcem upravnom postupku 47/09; Ovrsni zakon 112/12, 73/17; Zakon o osiguranju potrazivanja radnika u slucaju stecaja poslodavca 86/08, 82/15; Zakon o trgovackim drustvima 111/93, 40/19; Zakon o obveznim odnosima 35/05, 29/18; Zakon o postupku izvanredne uprave u trgovačkim društvima od sistemskog značaja za Republiku Hrvatsku 32/17 Bankruptcy Act 71/15, 104/17; Act on Financial Operations and Pre-Bankruptcy Settlement 108/12, 144/12, 81/13, 112/13, 71/15, 78/15; Civil Procedure Act 53/91, 89/14; General Administrative Procedure Act 47/09; Enforcement Act 112/12, 73/17; Act on Ensuring Employees’ Claims in Case of Bankruptcy of the Employer 86/08, 82/15; Companies Act 111/93, 40/19; Civil Obligations Act 35/05, 29/18; Law on the Executive Administration Procedure in Companies of Systemic Importance for the Republic of Croatia 32/17
Croatia: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Croatia Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Stečajni zakon 71/15, 104/17; Zakon o osiguranju radničkih tražbina 70/17 Bankruptcy Act 71/15, 104/17; Act on ensuring workers' claims 70/17
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
Ireland: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Ireland Employment protection in relation to business transfers The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003; S.I. No. 15/2018 - European Communities (Seafarers) Regulations 2018 The European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003; S.I. No. 15/2018 - European Communities (Seafarers) Regulations 2018
Estonia: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Estonia Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Töölepingu seadus Employment Contracts Act
Estonia: Time off for job search Estonia Time off for job search Töölepingu seadus Employment Contracts Act
Estonia: Notice period to employees Estonia Notice period to employees Töölepingu seadus Employment Contracts Act
Estonia: Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Estonia Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Töölepingu seadus Employment Contracts Act
Estonia: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Estonia Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Töölepingu seadus Employment Contracts Act
Estonia: Working time flexibility Estonia Working time flexibility Töölepingu seadus Employment contracts act

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