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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
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Romania: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Romania Redundant employees entitlement to public support Legea nr. 76/2002 privind sistemul asigurărilor pentru şomaj şi stimularea ocupării forţei de muncă; Ordonanta de Urgenta a Guvernului nr. 36/2013 privind aplicarea în perioada 2013-2018 a unor măsuri de protecţie socială acordată persoanelor disponibilizate prin concedieri colective efectuate în baza planurilor de disponibilizare aprobata cu completari prin Legea nr. 259/2013, modificata in 2015 si 2016 Law no. 76/2002 on the unemployment insurance system and the stimulation of employment; Government Emergency Ordinance no. 36/2013 on the implementation in 2013-2018 of social protection measures to people affected by redundancies made under redundancy plans, approved and modified by Law no. 259/2013, modified in 2015 and 2016
Romania: Rescue procedures in insolvency Romania Rescue procedures in insolvency Legea nr. 85/2014 privind procedurile de prevenire a insolvenţei şi de insolvenţă, publicată în Monitorul oficial al României nr. 466 din 25 iunie 2014 Law no. 85/2014 on insolvency and insolvency prevention procedures, published in the Romanian Official Gazette no. 466 of 25 June 2014
Belgium: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Belgium Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Loi du 13 février 1998 portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi dite loi Renault /Wet van 13 februari 1998 houdende bepalingen tot bevordering van de tewerkstelling (Wet Renault) Law of 13 February 1998 regarding measures in favour of employment (so-called 'Renault Law')
Belgium: Notice period to employees Belgium Notice period to employees Loi du 13 février 1998 portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi dite loi Renault/Wet van 13 februari 1998 houdende bepalingen tot bevordering van de tewerkstelling (Wet Renault) Law of 13 February 1998 regarding measures in favour of employment (so-called 'Renault Law')
Belgium: Definition of collective dismissal Belgium Definition of collective dismissal Loi du 13 février 1998 portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi dite loi Renault (M B. du 19/2/1998)/Wet of 13 februari 1998 houdende bepalingen tot bevordering van de tewerkstelling Law of 13 February 1998 regarding measures in favour of employment (so-called 'Renault Law')
Belgium: Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Belgium Effects of non-compliance with dismissal regulations Loi du 13 février 1998 portant des dispositions en faveur de l'emploi dite loi Renault /Wet van 13 februari 1998 houdende bepalingen tot bevordering van de tewerkstelling (Wet Renault); Convention collective de travail no. 109 du 12 février 2014 concernant la motivation du licenciement/Collectieve arbeitsovereenkomst nr. 109 van 12 februari 2014 betreffende de motivering van het ontslag Law of 13 February 1998 regarding measures in favour of employment (so-called 'Renault Law'); Collective Agreement n°109 of 12 February 2014 on justified dismissal
Belgium: Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Belgium Health monitoring of workers affected by restructuring Loi du 27 mai 2007 portant exécution de l'accord interprofessionnel pour la période 2007-2008/Wet van 27 Mei 2007 houdende uitvoering van het interprofessioneel akkoord voor de periode 2007-2008 Law of 27 May 2007 on the execution of cross-sectoral agreement 2007-2008
Belgium: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Belgium Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Loi du 28 juin 1966 relative à l'indemnisation des travailleurs licenciés en cas de fermeture d'entreprises Law of 28 June 1966 regarding the indemnification of employees that have been laid off as a consequence of a closing of an undertaking
Belgium: Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Belgium Employers obligation to provide skill development plans or training Loi du 5 mars 2017 loi concernant le travail faisable et maniable/Wet van 5 maart 2017 betreffende wendbaar en werkbaar werk Law of 5 March 2017 regarding workable, flexible work
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
Belgium: Time off for job search Belgium Time off for job search Loi sur le contrat de travail du 3 juillet 1978/Wet betreffende de arbeidsovereenkomsten (3 Juli 1978) Law on Employment Contracts of 3 July 1978
Bulgaria: Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Bulgaria Public authorities information and consultation on dismissals Закон за насърчаване на заетостта Law on encouragement of employment
Bulgaria: Redundant employees entitlement to public support Bulgaria Redundant employees entitlement to public support Закон за насърчаване на заетостта Law on encouragement of employment
Romania: Employers’ obligation to improve energy efficiency Romania Employers’ obligation to improve energy efficiency Legea nr. 121 din 18 iulie 2014 privind eficienta energetica Law on energy efficiency no 121/18 July 2014
Cyprus: Staff information and consultation on business transfers Cyprus Staff information and consultation on business transfers Ν. 78(Ι)/2005 – Ο περί της Θέσπισης Γενικού Πλαισίου Ενημέρωσης και Διαβούλευσης των Εργοδοτουμένων Nόμος του 2005; Ν. 106(I)/2011 - Ο Περί της Σύστασης Ευρωπαϊκών Επιτροπών Επιχειρήσεων Νόμος του 2011; Ν. 104(I)/2000 - Ο περί της Διατήρησης και Διασφάλισης των Δικαιωμάτων των Εργοδοτουμένων κατά τη Μεταβίβαση Επιχειρήσεων, Εγκαταστάσεων ή Τμημάτων Επιχειρήσεων ή Εγκαταστάσεων Νόμος του 2000 Law on Establishing of a General Framework for Information and Consultation of Employees of 2005 (Law 78(I)/2005); Law on the Establishment of European Enterprises Councils of 2011 (Law 106(I)/2011); Law on the Preservation and Protection of the Employee's Rights during the Transfer of Business, Facilities or Parts of Business or Facilities of 2000 (Law 104(I)/2000)
Netherlands: Working time flexibility Netherlands Working time flexibility Wet op flexibel werken; Law on flexible work;
Lithuania: Rescue procedures in insolvency Lithuania Rescue procedures in insolvency LR juridinių asmenų nemokumo įstatymas Nr. XIII-2221 Law on insolvency of legal entities of the Republic of Lithuania No XIII-2221
Belgium: Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Belgium Company incentives to deploy electric vehicles Loi concernant l'instauration d'un budget mobilité Law on the mobility budget
Cyprus: Employment protection in relation to business transfers Cyprus Employment protection in relation to business transfers Ν. 104(I)/2000 - Ο περί της Διατήρησης και Διασφάλισης των Δικαιωμάτων των Εργοδοτουμένων κατά τη Μεταβίβαση Επιχειρήσεων, Εγκαταστάσεων ή Τμημάτων Επιχειρήσεων ή Εγκαταστάσεων Νόμος του 2000-2018; Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967-2018 Law on the Preservation and Protection of the Employee's Rights during the Transfer of Business, Facilities or Parts of Business or Facilities of 2000-2018 (Law 104(I)/2000); Termination of Employment Law of 1967-2018 (Law 24/1967) as amended
Cyprus: Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Cyprus Wage guarantee in case of insolvency Ν. 25(I)/2001 - Ο περί της Προστασίας των Δικαιωμάτων των Εργοδοτουμένων σε Περίπτωση Αφερεγγυότητας του Εργοδότη Νόμος του 2001, όπως τροποποιήθηκε από Ν. 14(I)/2006, Ν. 89(I)/2006, Ν. 20(I)/2008, N. 13(I)/2014 Law regulating the protection of the rights of employees in the event of the employer's insolvency law 25(I)2001; amended by law 14 (I)2006, law 89(I)2006 and law 20(I)/2008, law 13(I)/2014

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