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
Sweden: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Sweden Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Lönegarantilag (1992:497) Wage Guarantee Act (1992:497)
Ireland: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Ireland Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007; Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2015 Unfair Dismissals Acts 1977 to 2007; Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2015
Finland: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Finland Redundant employees entitlement to public support Työttömyysturvalaki (1290/2002), Laki julkisesta työvoima- ja yrityspalvelusta (916/2012) Unemployment Security Act (1290/2002), Act on Public Employment and Business Service (916/2012)
Estonia: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Estonia Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Töötuskindlustuse seadus Unemployment insurance act
United Kingdom: Staff information and consultation on business transfers United Kingdom Staff information and consultation on business transfers Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE); Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE); Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
United Kingdom: Employment protection in relation to business transfers United Kingdom Employment protection in relation to business transfers Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employement) Regulations 2006 (TUPE); Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employement) Regulations 2006 (TUPE); Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014
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
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
United Kingdom: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals United Kingdom Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004
United Kingdom: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals United Kingdom Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; Collective Redundancies (Amendment) Regulations 2006 Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; Collective Redundancies (Amendment) Regulations 2006
Spain: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Spain Employment protection in relation to business transfers Estatuto de los Trabajadores / Law 12/2001 de medidas urgentes de reforma del mercado de trabajo para el incremento del empleo y la mejora de su calidad The Spanish 'Workers Statute' / Law 12/2001 on urgent measures to reform the labour market for increasing employment levels and the improvement of the quality of work
Lithuania: Rescue procedures in insolvency Lithuania Rescue procedures in insolvency Lietuvos Respublikos įmonių restruktūrizavimo įstatymas The Law on Restructuring of Enterprises of Lithuania
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
Finland: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Finland Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Työsopimuslaki (55/2001), Laki yhteistoiminnasta yrityksissä (334/2007), Laki yhteistoiminnasta valtion virastoissa ja laitoksissa (1233/2013), Laki työnantajan ja henkilöstön välisestä yhteistoiminnasta kunnissa (449/2007) The Employment Contracts Act (55/2001), Act on Cooperation within Undertakings (334/2007), Act on Cooperation within Government Agencies and Institutions (1233/2013), Act on Cooperation […] within Municipalities (449/2007)
Finland: Notice period to employees Finland Notice period to employees Työsopimuslaki (55/2001), Laki yhteistoiminnasta yrityksissä (334/2007), Laki yhteistoiminnasta valtion virastoissa ja laitoksissa (1233/2013), Laki työnantajan ja henkilöstön välisestä yhteistoiminnasta kunnissa (449/2007) The Employment Contracts Act (55/2001), Act on Cooperation within Undertakings (334/2007), Act on Cooperation within Government Agencies and Institutions (1233/2013), Act on Cooperation […] within Municipalities (449/2007)
Finland: Time off for job search Finland Time off for job search Työsopimuslaki (55/2001) The Employment Contracts Act (55/2001)
Finland: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Finland Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Työsopimuslaki (55/2001) The Employment Contracts Act (55/2001)
Finland: Reemployment obligation after restructuring Finland Reemployment obligation after restructuring Työsopimuslaki (55/2001) The Employment Contracts Act (55/2001)
Denmark: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Denmark Severance pay/redundancy compensation Bekendtgørelse af lov om retsforholdet mellem arbejdsgivere og funktionærer (LBK nr 81 af 03/02/2009) The Danish Act on the legal Relationship between Employers and Salaried Employees (Consolidation Act no. 81 of 3 February 2009)
Denmark: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Denmark Staff information and consultation on business transfers Bekendtgørelse af lov om lønmodtageres retsstilling ved virksomhedsoverdragelse (LBK nr 710 af 20/08/2002); Lov om information og høring af lønmodtagere (LOV nr 303 af 02/05/2005) The Danish Act on Employees' Rights in the event of Transfers of Undertakings (Consolidation Act no. 710 of 22 August 2002; The Danish Act on Information and Consultation of Employees (Act no. 303 of 2 May 2005)

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