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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Title Country Type Native name English namesort descending
Slovenia: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Slovenia Staff information and consultation on business transfers Zakon o delovnih razmerjih (ZDR-1); Zakon o sodelovanju delavcev pri upravljanju (ZSDU); Zakon o poslovni skrivnosti (ZPosS) Employment Relationship Act (ZDR-1); Worker Participation in Management Act (ZSDU); Trade Secrets Act (ZPosS)
United Kingdom: Working time flexibility United Kingdom Working time flexibility Employment Rights Act 1996 Employment Rights Act 1996
United Kingdom: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency United Kingdom Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Employment Rights Act 1996 Employment Rights Act 1996
United Kingdom: Time off for job search United Kingdom Time off for job search Employment Rights Act 1996 Employment Rights Act 1996
United Kingdom: Severance pay/redundancy compensation United Kingdom Severance pay/redundancy compensation Employment Rights Act 1996 Employment Rights Act 1996
United Kingdom: Notice period to employees United Kingdom Notice period to employees Employment Rights Act 1996; Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 Employment Rights Act 1996; Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
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
Latvia: Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Latvia Obligation to undertake energy efficiency audits Energoefektivitātes likums Energy efficiency law
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
Austria: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Austria Severance pay/redundancy compensation Betriebliches Mitarbeiter- und Selbständigenvorsorgegesetz (BMSVG) Federal Act on Corporate Staff and Self-Employment Provision (BMSVG)
Austria: Employers’ obligation to improve energy efficiency Austria Employers’ obligation to improve energy efficiency Bundes-Energieeffizienzgesetz; Klima- und Energiefondsgesetz; Klimaschutzgesetz Federal energy efficiency act; Climate and energy fund act; Climate protection act
Slovenia: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Slovenia Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Zakon o finančnem poslovanju, postopkih zaradi insolventnosti in prisilnem prenehanju (ZFPPIPP); Zakon o javnem štipendijskem, razvojnem, invalidskem in preživninskem skladu Republike Slovenije (ZJSRS) Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Dissolution Act (ZFPPIPP); Public Scholarship, Development, Disability and Maintenance Fund of the Republic of Slovenia Act (ZJSRS)
Slovenia: Rescue procedures in insolvency Slovenia Rescue procedures in insolvency Zakon o finančnem poslovanju, postopkih zaradi insolventnosti in prisilnem prenehanju (ZFPPIPP) Financial Operations, Insolvency Proceedings and Compulsory Winding-up Act (ZFPPIPP)
Austria: Time off for job search Austria Time off for job search Allgemeines Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (ABGB); Angestelltengesetz (AngG) General Civil Code (ABGB); Employees Act (AngG)
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.
Czechia: Time off for job search Czechia Time off for job search Nařízení vlády č. 590/2006 Sb., kterým se stanoví okruh a rozsah jiných důležitých osobních překážek v práci Government Regulation No. 590/2006 Coll., on the range and extent of other important personal obstacles to work
Portugal: Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Portugal Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Lei da Fiscalidade Verde (Lei 82-D/2014 de 31 de Dezembro); Despacho 2535/2021 of 5 March Green Tax Law (Law 82-D/2014 of 31 December): Order 2535/2021 of 5 March
Austria: Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Austria Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring ArbeitnehmerInnenschutzgesetz (ASchG) Health and Safety at Work Act (ASchG)
Netherlands: Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Netherlands Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Wet inkomstenbelasting 2001 (2021) Income tax act 2001 (2021)
Germany: Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Germany Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Steuerbefreiung für das Aufladen von Elektrofahrzeugen beim Arbeitgeber Income tax law modification for charging electric vehicles at the workplace

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