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
United Kingdom: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations United Kingdom Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1995; Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 The Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 1995; Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992
Latvia: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Latvia Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Latvijas Administratīvo pārkāpumu kodekss Latvian Administrative Violations Code
Hungary: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Hungary Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations 2012. évi I. törvény a Munka Törvénykönyvéről Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code
Lithuania: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Lithuania Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Darbo kodeksas Nr. XII-2603, Administracinių nusižengimų kodeksas Nr. XII-1869 Labour code No XII-2603, Code of administrative offences No XII-1869
Belgium: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Belgium Employers obligation to support redundant employees Loi 23 decembre 2005 relative au Pacte de solidarité entre les generations/Wet betreffende het generatiepact; Wet van 23 december 2005 tot de verbetering van de werkgelegenheidsgraad van de werknemers; Convention collective de travail n° 82 du 10 juillet 2002 relative au droit au reclassement professionnel pour les travailleurs de quarante-cinq ans et plus qui sont licenciés/Collectieve arbeidsovereenkomst nr. 82 van 10 juli 2002 betreffende het recht op outplacement voor werknemers van 45 jaar en ouder die worden ontslagen; Collectieve arbeidsovereenkost nr. 82 bis van 17 juli 2007 tot wijziging van CAO 82 Law 23 December 2005 with regard to inter-generational solidarity pact; Collective agreement n°82 of 10 July 2002 on the redeployment of dismissed workers aged 45 and older; Collective agreement nr. 82 bis of 17 July 2007 changing collective agreement 82
Spain: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Spain Employers obligation to support redundant employees 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 laboral Royal Decree 801/2011 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
Belgium: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Belgium Employers obligation to support redundant employees 9 maart 2006 Koninklijk besluit betreffende het activerend beleid bij herstructureringen/9 mars 2006 Arrêté royal relatif à la gestion active des restructurations Royal decree of 9 March 2006 regarding active management of restructuring
Netherlands: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Netherlands Employers obligation to support redundant employees Burgerlijk Wetboek (transitievergoeding), Ontslagregeling UWV van 1 juli 2016 Civil code (transition payment), Royal decree on dismissals of 1 July 2016
Poland: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Poland Employers obligation to support redundant employees Ustawa z dnia 20.04.2004 o promocji zatrudnienia i instytucjach rynku pracy (tekst jednolity: Dz.U. z 2008 r. Nr 69, poz 415) wdrożone 25.04.2008 Act of 20.04.2004 on promoting employment and labour market institutions (consolidated text: Journal of Laws of 2008, no. 69, item 415) implemented 25.04.2008
France: Employers obligation to support redundant employees France Employers obligation to support redundant employees Code du travail Avenant n°5 du 8 janvier 2020 à la Convention du 26 janvier 2015 relative au contrat de sécurisation professionnelle Labour Code Amendment n ° 5 of January 8, 2020 to the Agreement of January 26, 2015 relating to the professional employment security contract
Cyprus: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Cyprus Employers obligation to support redundant employees Ν. 28(Ι)/2001 - Ο περί Ομαδικών Απολύσεων Νόμος του 2001 Collective Dismissals Law, 2001 (Law 28(I)/2001)
Italy: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Italy Employers obligation to support redundant employees Legge 23 luglio 1991, n. 223, Norme in materia di cassa integrazione, mobilità, trattamenti di disoccupazione, attuazione di direttive della Comunità europea, avviamento al lavoro ed altre disposizioni in materia di mercato del lavoro Law 23 July 1991, no. 223, Rules on the Wage Guarantee Fund, redundancies, unemployment benefits, enforcement of European directives, job placement, and other labour market provisions
Luxembourg: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Luxembourg Employers obligation to support redundant employees Code du travail Labour Code
Slovenia: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Slovenia Employers obligation to support redundant employees Zakon o delovnih razmerjih (ZDR-1) Employment Relationship Act (ZDR-1)
Norway: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Norway Employers obligation to support redundant employees Arbeidsmiljøloven Working Environment Act
Germany: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Germany Employers obligation to support redundant employees Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Works Constitution Act
Austria: Employers obligation to support redundant employees Austria Employers obligation to support redundant employees Arbeitsverfassungsgesetz (ArbVG) Labour Constitution Act (ArbVG)
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)
Slovakia: Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Slovakia Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Zákon č. 355/2007 o ochrane, podpore a rozvoji verejného zdravia a o zmene a doplneni niektorych zakonov Act No. 355/2007 on public health protection, support and development and on changes and supplements to some laws
Sweden: Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Sweden Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Arbetsmiljöverkets föreskrifter (AFS 2001:1) om systematiskt miljöarbete Provisions of the Swedish Work Environment Authority on Systematic Work Environment Management (AFS 2001:1)

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