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
Ireland: Time off for job search Ireland Time off for job search Redundancy Payments Act 1979 Redundancy Payments Act 1979
Germany: Time off for job search Germany Time off for job search Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch Civil Code
United Kingdom: Time off for job search United Kingdom Time off for job search Employment Rights Act 1996 Employment Rights Act 1996
Luxembourg: Time off for job search Luxembourg Time off for job search Code du travail Labour Code
Latvia: Time off for job search Latvia Time off for job search Darba likums Labour law
Cyprus: Time off for job search Cyprus Time off for job search Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχόλησης Νόμος του 1967 Termination of Employment Law, 1967 (Law 24/1967)
Estonia: Time off for job search Estonia Time off for job search Töölepingu seadus Employment Contracts Act
France: Time off for job search France Time off for job search Code du travail Labour code
Hungary: Time off for job search Hungary Time off for job search 2012. évi I. törvény a Munka Törvénykönyvéről Act I of 2012 on the Labour Code
Lithuania: Time off for job search Lithuania Time off for job search Darbo kodeksas Nr. XII-2603 Labour code No XII-2603
Greece: Time off for job search Greece Time off for job search Αστικός Κώδικας Civil Code
Denmark: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Denmark Severance pay/redundancy compensation Bekendtgørelse af lov om retsforholdet mellem arbejdsgivere og funktionærer (LBK nr 81 af 03/02/2009) The Danish Act on the legal Relationship between Employers and Salaried Employees (Consolidation Act no. 81 of 3 February 2009)
France: Severance pay/redundancy compensation France Severance pay/redundancy compensation Code du travail Labour code
Portugal: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Portugal Severance pay/redundancy compensation Código do Trabalho; Lei 69/2013, de 30 de Agosto; Decreto-Lei 210/2015 de 25 Setembro; Lei 70/2013 de 30 Agosto Labour Code; Law 69/2013 of 30 August; Decree-Law 210/2015 of 25 September; Law 70/2013 of 30 August
Poland: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Poland Severance pay/redundancy compensation Ustawa z dnia 26.06.1974 r. -Kodeks pracy; Ustawa z dnia 13.03.2003 o szczególnych zasadach rozwiązywania z pracownikami stosunków pracy z przyczyn niedotyczących pracowników; Ustawa z dnia 21.08. 2004 r. o świadczeniach opieki zdrowotnej finansowanych ze środków publicznych; Ustawa z dnia 26.07.1991 r. o podatku dochodowym od osób fizycznych; Rozporządzenie Ministra Pracy i Polityki Społecznej z dnia 18.12.1998 r. w sprawie szczególnych zasad ustalania podstawy wymiaru składki na ubezpieczenie emerytalne i rentowe Act of 26.06.1974 -Labour Code; Act of 13.03.2003 on special principles of termination of employment contracts with employees for reasons not related to employees - 'Collective Dismissals Act'; Act of 21.08.2004 on publicly-funded health care services; Act of 26.07.1991 on the personal income tax; Regulation of the Minister of Labor and Social Policy of 18.12.1998 on the detailed rules for establishing the basis of assessment of pension contributions
Cyprus: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Cyprus Severance pay/redundancy compensation Ν. 24/1967 - Ο περί Τερματισμού Απασχολήσεως Νόμος του 1967 Termination of employment law 1967 (law 24/1967)
Croatia: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Croatia Severance pay/redundancy compensation Zakon o radu 93/2014, 127/17; Pravilnik o porezu na dohodak 10/17, 128/17, 106/18, 1/19 Labour Act 93/2014, 127/17; The Book of Rule on the Law on Personal Income Tax 10/17, 128/17, 106/18, 1/19
Germany: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Germany Severance pay/redundancy compensation Kündigungsschutzgesetz; Betriebsverfassungsgesetz Employment Protection Act; Works Constitution Act
Ireland: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Ireland Severance pay/redundancy compensation Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2007 Redundancy Payments Acts 1967-2007
Latvia: Severance pay/redundancy compensation Latvia Severance pay/redundancy compensation Darba likums Labour law