EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Restructuring related legislation

Eurofound’s ERM database on restructuring related legal regulations provides information on 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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Titlesort descending Country Type Native name English name
Netherlands: Definition of collective dismissal Netherlands Definition of collective dismissal Wet Melding Collectief Ontslag (WMCO) Collective Redundancy Notification Act
Netherlands: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Netherlands Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Wet melding collectief ontslag; Wet op de ondernemingsraden; Burgerlijk Wetboek Collective redundancy notification act; Works council act; Civil code
Netherlands: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Netherlands Employers obligation to support redundant employees Burgerlijk Wetboek (transitievergoeding); Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 juli 2016; Wet Arbeidsmarkt in Balans (WAB) van 1 januari 2020 Civil code (transition payment); Royal decree on dismissals of 1 July 2016; Balanced labour market act of 1 January 2020
Netherlands: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Netherlands Employment protection in relation to business transfers Wet Overgang Ondernemingen in Burgerlijk Wetboek; Wet op de collective arbeidsovereenkomst; Wet op de Ondernemingsraad; Wet op de Algemeen Verbindend Verklaring Law on business transfers in civil code; Collective labour agreements act; Works council act; Act on declaring a collective agreement binding
Netherlands: Notice period to employees Netherlands Notice period to employees Burgerlijk Wetboek Civil code
Netherlands: Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Netherlands Obligation to consider alternatives to collective dismissals Wet melding collectief ontslag (WMCO); Wet op de ondernemingsraden (WOR); Wet Werk en Zekerheid (WWZ) Collective Redundancy (Notification) Act; Works Council Act; Work and Security Act
Netherlands: Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Netherlands Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Tijdelijke regeling implementatie artikelen 8 en 14; Richtlijn energie-efficiëntie Temporary arrangement for the implementation of Articles 8 and 14; Energy efficiency directive
Netherlands: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Netherlands Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Burgerlijk Wetboek (toestemming UWV); Ontslagregeling UWV; Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans (WAB) van 1 januari 2020 Civil code (dismissal permit); Royal decree on dismissal; Balanced labour market act of 1 January 2020
Netherlands: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Netherlands Redundant employees entitlement to public support Wet structuur uitvoering wet en inkomen (SUWI); Werkloosheidswet Act on the structure of implementation of work and income (SUWI act); Law on unemployment
Netherlands: Reemployment obligation after restructuring Netherlands Reemployment obligation after restructuring Burgerlijk Wetboek, Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 januari 2020 Civil code, Royal decree on dismissals of 1 January 2020
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
Netherlands: Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Netherlands Selection of employees for (collective) dismissals Ontslagregeling van 1 juli 2016; Burgerlijk Wetboek Royal decree on dismissal, 1 July 2016; Civil code
Netherlands: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Netherlands Severance pay/redundancy compensation Burgerlijk Wetboek (transitievergoeding); Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 juli 2016; Wet arbeidsmarkt in balans (WAB) van 1 januari 2020 Civil code (transition payment); Royal decree on dismissals of 1 July 2016; Balanced labour market act of 1 January 2020
Netherlands: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Netherlands Staff information and consultation on business transfers Wet op de ondernemingsraden; Burgerlijk Wetboek Works Council Act; Civil Code
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
Netherlands: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Netherlands Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Loongarantieregeling/Werkloosheidswet – WW Pay guarantee regulation/Unemployment Insurance Act
Netherlands: Working time flexibility Netherlands Working time flexibility Wet op flexibel werken; Law on flexible work;
Norway: Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Norway Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Stortingsvedtak om særavgifter for budsjettåret 2021, Lov om merverdiavgift, Lov om skatt av formue og inntekt (skattelven) Parliament decision on excise taxes for the budget year 2021, Value added tax act, Tax act
Norway: Definition of collective dismissal Norway Definition of collective dismissal Arbeidsmiljøloven; Arbeidsmarkedsloven Working Environment Act; Labour Market Act
Norway: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Norway Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Arbeidsmiljøloven Working Environment Act

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