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 Typesort descending Native name English name
Latvia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Latvia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Darba likums Labour law
Poland: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Poland Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Ustawa z dnia 07.04.2006 r. o informowaniu pracowników i przeprowadzaniu z nimi konsultacji; Ustawa z dnia 23.05.1991r. o związkach zawodowych; Ustawa z dnia 13.03.2003 r. o o szczególnych zasadach rozwiązywania z pracownikami stosunków pracy z przyczyn niedotyczących pracowników -'ustawa o zwolnieniach grupowych' Act of 07.04.2006 on informing and consulting employees; Act of 23.05.1991 on trade unions; Act of 13.03.2003 on special principles of termination of employment contracts with employees for reasons not related to employees - 'Collective Dismissals Act'
Netherlands: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Netherlands Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Wet op de ondernemingsraden (WOR); Wet Melding Collectief Ontslag (WMCO) Works council act; Collective Redundancy Notification Act
Belgium: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Belgium Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Arrêté royal du 27 novembre 1973 portant réglementation des informations économiques et financières à fournir aux conseils d'entreprises/Koninklijk besluit houdende reglementering van de economische en financiële inlichtingen te verstrekken aan de ondernemingsraden van 27 November 1973 Royal decree of 27 November 1973 on employers' obligations to provide economical and financial information within works councils
Germany: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Germany Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Betriebsverfassungsgesetz; Kündigungsschutzgesetz Works Constitution Act; Employment Protection Act
Austria: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Austria Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG)
Romania: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Romania Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Codul muncii, Legea nr. 53/2003, republicată în Monitorul Oficial nr. 345 din 18 mai 2011 Labour Code, Law no. 53/2003, republished in the Official Gazette of Romania no. 345 of 18 May 2011
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
France: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans France Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Code du travail Labour Code
Czechia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Czechia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Zákoník práce, zákon č. 262/2006 Sb. Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
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)
Hungary: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Hungary Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Üzemi tanács feladata és jogköre, 2012. évi I. törvény a Munka Törvénykönyvéről Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code, 'Tasks and authority of works council'
Greece: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Greece Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Νόμος 4601/2019 (ΦΕΚ 44/Α/09-03-2019) Εταιρικοί μετασχηματισμοί και εναρμόνιση του νομοθετικού πλαισίου με τις διατάξεις της Οδηγίας 2014/55/ΕΕ του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου και του Συμβουλίου της 16ης Απριλίου 2014 για την έκδοση ηλεκτρονικών τιμολογίων στο πλαίσιο δημόσιων συμβάσεων και λοιπές διατάξεις; Νόμος 4472/2017 (ΦΕΚ Α' 74/19-5-2017) Συνταξιοδοτικές διατάξεις Δημοσίου και τροποποίηση διατάξεων του ν. 4387/2016, μέτρα εφαρμογής των δημοσιονομικών στόχων και μεταρρυθμίσεων, μέτρα κοινωνικής στήριξης και εργασιακές ρυθμίσεις, Μεσοπρόθεσμο Πλαίσιο Δημοσιονομικής Στρατηγικής 2018-2021 και λοιπές διατάξεις; ΠΔ 178/2002: Μέτρα σχετικά με την προστασία των δικαιωμάτων των εργαζομένων σε περίπτωση μεταβίβασης επιχειρήσεων, εγκαταστάσεων ή τμημάτων εγκαταστάσεων ή επιχειρήσεων, σε συμμόρφωση προς την Οδηγία 98/50/ΕΚ του Συμβουλίου; ΠΔ 240/2006 περί θεσπίσεως γενικού πλαισίου ενημέρωσης και διαβούλευσης των εργαζομένων, σύμφωνα με την Οδηγία 2002/14/ΕΚ; Νόμος 1387/1983 για τις ομαδικές απολύσεις; Νόμος 3863/2010: Νέο σύστημα κοινωνικής ασφάλισης και άλλες διατάξεις. Ρυθμίσεις για τις εργασιακές σχέσεις Law 4601/2019 (OJHR 44/A/09-03-2019) Corporate transformations and harmonisation of the legislative framework with the provisions of Directive 2014/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on electronic invoicing in public procurement and other provisions; Law 4472/2017 (Government Gazette Ά 74/19.05.2017) on implementation measures for fiscal goals and reforms, medium-term financial strategy framework 2018-2021 and other provisions; PD 178/2002 on measures for safeguarding employees' rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of businesses, transposing Directive 98/50/EC; PD 240/2006 on establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community, transposing Directive 2002/14/EC; Law 1387/1983 on collective dismissals; Law 3863/2010: New Social Security System and related provisions. Regulation of labour relations
United Kingdom: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans United Kingdom Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004; Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006; Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014; Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 1999; Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees (Amendment) Regulations 2010 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004; Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006; Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014; Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 1999; Transnational Information and Consultation of Employees (Amendment) Regulations 2010
Portugal: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Portugal Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Código do Trabalho Labour Code
Croatia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Croatia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Zakon o radu 93/2014, 127/17, 98/19 Labour Act 93/2014, 127/17, 98/19
Luxembourg: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Luxembourg Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Code du travail Labour code
Norway: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Norway Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Arbeidsmiljøloven; Omstillingslova Working Environment Act; Restructuring Act
Ireland: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Ireland Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006 Employees (Provision of Information and Consultation) Act 2006
Slovenia: Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Slovenia Staff information and consultation on restructuring plans Zakon o sodelovanju delavcev pri upravljanju (ZSDU); Zakon o delovnih razmerjih (ZDR-1); Zakon o poslovni skrivnosti (ZPosS) Workers Participation in Management Act (ZSDU); Employment Relationship Act (ZDR-1); Trade Secrets Act (ZPosS)

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