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.

461 items found

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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
Germany: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Germany Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Betriebsverfassungsgesetz; Kündigungsschutzgesetz Works Constitution Act; Employment Protection Act
Germany: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Germany Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Betriebsverfassungsgesetz; Kündigungsschutzgesetz Works Constitution Act; Employment Protection Act
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
Germany: Time off for job search Germany Time off for job search Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch Civil Code
Germany: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Germany Employment protection in relation to business transfers Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch Civil Code
Germany: Notice period to employees Germany Notice period to employees Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB) Civil Code
Germany: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Germany Staff information and consultation on business transfers Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch; Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Civil Code; Works Constitution Act
Netherlands: Notice period to employees Netherlands Notice period to employees Burgerlijk Wetboek Civil Code
Netherlands: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Netherlands Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Burgerlijk Wetboek (toestemming UWV); Ontslagregeling UWV Civil code (dismissal permit); Royal decree on dismissal
Netherlands: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Netherlands Employers obligation to support redundant employees Burgerlijk Wetboek (transitievergoeding), Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 juli 2016 Civil code (transition payment), Royal decree on dismissals of 1 July 2016
Netherlands: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Netherlands Severance pay/redundancy compensation Burgerlijk Wetboek (transitievergoeding); Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 juli 2016 Civil code (transition payment); Royal decree on dismissals of 1 July 2016
Netherlands: Reemployment obligation after restructuring Netherlands Reemployment obligation after restructuring Burgerlijk Wetboek, Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 juli 2016 Civil Code, Royal Decree on Dismissals of 1 July 2016
France: Employers obligation to support redundant employees France Employers obligation to support redundant employees Code du travail Avenant n°5 du 8 janvier 2020 à la Convention du 26 janvier 2015 relative au contrat de sécurisation professionnelle Labour Code Amendment n ° 5 of January 8, 2020 to the Agreement of January 26, 2015 relating to the professional employment security contract
France: Working time flexibility France Working time flexibility Code du travail Ordonnance n° 2020-346 of 27 March 2020 Labour Code Ordonnance n° 2020-346 of 27 March 2020
Luxembourg: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Luxembourg Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Code du travail Labour code
Luxembourg: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Luxembourg Staff information and consultation on business transfers Code du travail Labour Code
Luxembourg: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Luxembourg Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Code du travail Labour Code
Luxembourg: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Luxembourg Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Code du travail Labour code
France: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals France Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Code du travail Labour code
France: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals France Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Code du travail Labour Code

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