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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Başlık Country Türartan sırada Yerel adı İngilizce adı
Portugal: Rescue procedures in insolvency Portugal Rescue procedures in insolvency Código da Insolvência e da Recuperação de Empresas (CIRE); Decreto-Lei n.º 53/2004, alterado pela Lei 6/2018 de 22 de Fevereiro - estabelece o estatuto do mediador de recuperação de empresas e pela Lei 8/2018 de 2 de Março - Regime Extrajudicial de Recuperação de Empresas Insolvency and business recovery code; Decree Law no. 53/2004, amended by Law 6/2018 of 22 February - establishes the business recovery mediator and by Law 8/2018 of 2 March - Extrajudicial recovery procedure
Sweden: Rescue procedures in insolvency Sweden Rescue procedures in insolvency Konkurslag (1987:672); Lag (1996:764) om företagsrekonstruktion Bankruptcy act (1987:672); Company reorganisation act (1996:764)
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)
Belgium: Rescue procedures in insolvency Belgium Rescue procedures in insolvency Wet houdende invoeging van het Boek XX van economisch recht 'Insolventie van ondernemingen' 11 August 2017/Loi portant insertion du Livre XX dans le Code de droit économique 'Insolvabilité des entreprises', 11 August 2017; Loi relative à la continuité des entreprises; Wet van 27 mei 2013 - Wet tot wijziging van verschillende wetgevingen inzake de continuïteit van de ondernemingen/Loi de 27 Mai 2013 - Loi modifiant diverses législations en matière de continuité des entreprises Book XX of the economic code 'Insolvency of Enterprises' of 11 August 2017; Act of 27 May 2013 to modify different laws with regards to the continuity of companies
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
Cyprus: Rescue procedures in insolvency Cyprus Rescue procedures in insolvency Ο περι εταιρειών νόμος (κεφάλαιο 113) Companies Law (Chapter 113)
Poland: Rescue procedures in insolvency Poland Rescue procedures in insolvency Ustawa z dnia 15.05.2015 r. - Prawo restrukturyzacyjne; Ustawa z dnia 28.02.2003 r. - Prawo upadłościowe (do 31.12.2015 r. pod nazwą -Prawo upadłościowe i naprawcze) Act of 15.05.2015 -Restructuring Law; Act of 28.02.2003 - Bankruptcy Law (until 31.12.2003 under the name - Bankruptcy and Reorganisation Law)
Luxembourg: Rescue procedures in insolvency Luxembourg Rescue procedures in insolvency Alternatives à la faillite - Code du Commerce Alternative to bankrupcy - Commercial code
France: Working time flexibility France Working time flexibility Code du travail Ordonnance n° 2020-346 of 27 March 2020 Labour Code Ordonnance n° 2020-346 of 27 March 2020
Czechia: Working time flexibility Czechia Working time flexibility Zákon o zaměstnanosti, zákon č. 435/2004 Sb., Zákoník práce, zákon č. 262/2006 Sb. Employment Act (Law No. 435/2004 Coll.), Labour Code (Law No. 262/2006 Coll.)
Netherlands: Working time flexibility Netherlands Working time flexibility Wet op flexibel werken; Law on flexible work;
Belgium: Working time flexibility Belgium Working time flexibility Loi du 29 mars 2012 portant des dispositions diverses relatives au travail/Wet 29 maart 2012 houdende diverse bepalingen; Arrêté-loi du 28 décembre 1944 concernant la sécurité sociale des travailleurs complété par les arrêtés royaux du 26 mars 2003, 29 mars 2006 and 1 septembre 2006/Besluitwet van 28 december 1944 betreffende de maatschappelijke zekerheid der arbeiders aangevuld met Koninklijk besluit van 26 maart 2003, 29 maart 2006 en 1 september 2006; Loi de redressement contenant des dispositions sociales du 22 janvier 1985/Herstelwet houdende sociale bepalingen van 22 januari 1985 Labour Act of 29 March 2012 containing various provisions relating to work; Law-decree of 28 December 1944 on social security for employees, completed with royal decrees of 26 March 2003, 29 March 2006 and 1 September 2006; Law of 22 January 1985 on social provisions
Slovenia: Working time flexibility Slovenia Working time flexibility Zakon o delovnih razmerjih (ZDR-1) Employment Relationship Act (ZDR-1)
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
Estonia: Working time flexibility Estonia Working time flexibility Töölepingu seadus Employment contracts act
Malta: Working time flexibility Malta Working time flexibility Kap. 452 - Att dwar l-Impiegi u r-Relazzjonijiet Industrijali; Leġislazzjoni Sussidjarja 452.110 - Regolamenti dwar is-Sahra (Avviż Legali 46 tal-2002, kif emendat bl-Avviżi Legali 109 tal-2012 u 81 tal-2015) Chapter 452 - Employment and Industrial Relations Act, 2002; Subsidiary Legislation 452.110 - Overtime Regulations, 2012 (Legal Notice 46 of 2012 as amended by Legal Notices 109 of 2012 and 81 of 2015)
Finland: Working time flexibility Finland Working time flexibility Työaikalaki (872/2019), Työsopimuslaki (55/2001) Working time act (872/2019), Employment contracts act (55/2001)
Germany: Working time flexibility Germany Working time flexibility Sozialgesetzbuch (SGB) III Social code book III
Portugal: Working time flexibility Portugal Working time flexibility Código do trabalho; Decreto-Lei 220/2006 de 3 Novembro Labour code; Decree-Law 220/2006 of 3 November
Italy: Working time flexibility Italy Working time flexibility D.Lgs. 14 settembre 2015, n. 148, Disposizioni per il riordino della normativa in materia di ammortizzatori sociali in costanza di rapporto di lavoro; Decreto legge 28 settembre 2018, n. 109, Disposizioni urgenti per la citta' di Genova, la sicurezza della rete nazionale delle infrastrutture e dei trasporti, gli eventi sismici del 2016 e 2017, il lavoro e le altre emergenze; Decreto Legge 25 maggio 2021, n. 73 Misure urgenti connesse all'emergenza da COVID-19, per le imprese, il lavoro, i giovani, la salute e i servizi territoriali. Legislative Decree 14 September 2015, no. 148, Provisions to recast rules on social safety nets for workers in employment; Decree Law 28 September 2018, n. 109, Urgent provisions for the city of Genoa, the security of the national infrastructure and transport network, the 2016 and 2017 seismic events, work and other emergencies; Decree Law 25 May 2021, n. 73 Urgent measures related to the COVID-19 emergency, for businesses, work, young people, health and local services.