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 ascending English name
Germany: Rescue procedures in insolvency Germany Rescue procedures in insolvency Insolvenzordnung (InsO); Gesetz zur weiteren Erleichterung der Sanierung von Unternehmen (ESUG); Gesetz zur weiteren Erleichterung von Konzerninsolvenzen Insolvency statute; Act to further facilitate the restructuring of companies; Act to facilitate the insolvency procedure of large companies (holdings)
Austria: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Austria Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Insolvenz-Entgeltsicherungsgesetz (IESG) Act on wage guarantee in case of insolvency (IESG)
United Kingdom: Rescue procedures in insolvency United Kingdom Rescue procedures in insolvency Insolvency Act 1986 Insolvency Act 1986
Malta: Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Malta Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Għotjiet tal-gvern inklużi skemi ta’ skrappjar għax-xiri ta’ vetturi elettriċi, għan-negozji u kumpaniji privati. Government grants including scrappage schemes for the purchase of electric vehicles for businesses and private companies.
Austria: Employees obligation to undertake training Austria Employees obligation to undertake training Grundqualifikations- und Weiterbildungsverordnung – Berufskraftfahrer (GWB) Initial Qualification and Training Decree - Professional drivers (GWB)
Sweden: Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Sweden Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Förordning (2019:525) om statligt stöd för installation av laddningspunkter för elfordon Ordinance (2019:525) on state aid for the installation of charging points for electric vehicles
Netherlands: Rescue procedures in insolvency Netherlands Rescue procedures in insolvency Faillissementswet; Wet Continuiteit Ondernemingen I; Wet modernisering faillissementsprocedure Bankruptcy act; Continuity of enterprises act I; Bankruptcy procedure modernisation act
Ireland: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Ireland Staff information and consultation on business transfers European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003; S.I. No. 131/2003; S.I. No. 15/2018 - European Communities (Seafarers) Regulations 2018 European Communities (Protection of Employees on Transfer of Undertakings) Regulations 2003; S.I. No. 131/2003; S.I. No. 15/2018 - European Communities (Seafarers) Regulations 2018
Spain: Working time flexibility Spain Working time flexibility Estauto de los Trabajadores; Real Decreto 801/2011 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 Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree 801/2011 that enacts regulation on collective dismissals procedures and administrative actions in case of collective transfers; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market
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
Spain: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Spain Severance pay/redundancy compensation Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Real-Decreto ley 10/2010, de 16 de junio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo; Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree law 10/2010 of 16 June on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market
Spain: Time off for job search Spain Time off for job search Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Real Decreto-ley 10/2010, de 16 de junio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree law 10/2010 of 16 June on urgent measures to reform the labour market
Spain: Notice period to employees Spain Notice period to employees Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Real Decreto-ley 10/2010, de 16 de junio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado de trabajo Statute of Workers’ Rights; Royal Decree law 10/2010 of 16 June on urgent measures to reform the labour market
Spain: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Spain Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Ley 36/2011, de 10 de octubre, reguladora de la jurisdicción social; Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral; Real Decreto 11/2013, de 2 de agosto, para la protección de los trabajadores a tiempo parcial y otras medidas urgentes en el orden económico y social Statute of Workers’ Rights; Law 36/2011 of 10 October that regulates the social jurisdiction; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Royal Decree law 11/2013 of 2 August for the protection of part-time workers and other measures in the economic and social field
Spain: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Spain Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral; Real-Decreto ley 11/2013, de 2 de Agosto, para la protección de los trabajadores a tiempo parcial y otras medidas urgentes en el orden económico y social Statute of Workers’ Rights; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Royal Decree law 11/2013 of 2 August for the protection of part-time workers and other measures in the economic and social field
Spain: Definition of collective dismissal Spain Definition of collective dismissal Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET); Ley 3/2012, de 6 de julio, de medidas urgentes para la reforma del mercado laboral; Real Decreto 11/2013, de 2 de agosto, para la protección de los trabajadores a tiempo parcial y otras medidas urgentes en el orden económico y social Statute of Workers’ Rights; Law 3/2012 of 6 July on urgent measures to reform the labour market; Royal Decree law 11/2013 of 2 August, for the protection of part-time workers and other measures in the economic and social field
Spain: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Spain Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Estatuto de los Trabajadores (ET) Statute of Workers’ Rights
Latvia: Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Latvia Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Energoefektivitātes likums Energy efficiency law
Austria: Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Austria Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Energieeffizienzgesetz Energy efficiency act
Belgium: Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Belgium Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Energieaudit voor grote ondernemingen / Audit énergétique pour les grandes entreprises Energy audit obligation

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