Practical Guidance
Time-saving Solutions
Knowledgeable Insights

Restructuring a Business in Europe: Legal Questions for Employers

Essential guide for attorneys and managers considering any form of business ...
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Print Book :1 softcover volume
$113.00
Quantity
In Stock
ISBN: 9780820563268
Publisher: Matthew Bender
International Order Inquiry

Product details

Essential guide for attorneys and managers considering any form of business restructuring that affects workers. Covers 11 key European countries and European Works Councils.

Written by practitioners in the countries, this handy guide is for attorneys and managers considering any form of business restructuring that affects workers in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, or the United Kingdom. Furthermore, the book explains what transactions are and are not considered to affect workers! The book also explains European Works Councils and their impact on restructurings.

Transactions discussed include

  • Layoffs
  • Transfers to another worksite
  • Asset transfers
  • Sale or purchase of a subsidiary or a plant
  • Dismissals
  • Collective Dismissals
  • Mergers
  • And More
  • Topics include

  • Works councils, unions, and other employee representatives
  • Notice and consultation obligations ? whether to inform and negotiate with a union, a works council, or a government agency
  • Veto rights
  • "Social plans," i.e., severance packages, including severance pay and continuing benefits
  • Time frames
  • Consequences of not following the law
  • Political and social factors to be taken into account
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    Contributors
    Publisher's Editorial Staff
    Questionnaire for Country Reports

    CHAPTER 1 EUROPEAN WORKS COUNCILS
    1.01 Overview/introduction
    1.02 General requirements for European Works Councils
    1.03 Formation of European Works Councils
    1.04 Rights and duties of the European Works Council
    1.05 Principles for co-operation with the European Works Council
    1.06 Role of the unions
    1.07 Penal provisions and provisions for the imposition of administrative fines
    1.08 Disputes
    1.09 Legal proceedings both before the courts and out of court (selected jurisdictions)
    1.10 Major publications

    CHAPTER 2 AUSTRIA
    2.01 Applicable Laws
    2.02 Employee Representation
    2.03 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    2.04 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    2.05 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    2.06 Public Authorities
    2.07 Employment Conditions
    2.08 Additional Comments

    CHAPTER 3 BELGIUM
    3.01 Applicable Laws
    3.02 Employee Representation
    3.03 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    3.04 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    3.05 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    3.06 Public Authorities
    3.07 Employment Conditions

    CHAPTER 4 CZECH REPUBLIC
    4.01 Applicable Laws
    4.02 Employee Representation
    4.03 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    4.04 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    4.05 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    4.06 Public Authorities
    4.07 Employment Conditions

    CHAPTER 5 FRANCE
    5.01 Introduction
    5.02 Applicable Laws
    5.03 Employee Representation
    5.04 Information Requirements and Procedures
    5.05 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    5.06 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    5.07 Public Authorities
    5.08 Employment Conditions
    5.09 Additional Comments

    CHAPTER 6 GERMANY
    6.01 Applicable Laws
    6.02 Employee Representation
    6.03 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    6.04 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    6.05 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    6.06 Public Authorities
    6.07 Employment Conditions
    6.08 Additional comments

    CHAPTER 7 HUNGARY
    7.01 Applicable Laws
    7.02 Employee Representation
    7.03 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    7.04 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    7.05 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    7.06 Public Authorities
    7.07 Employment Conditions
    7.08 Additional Comments

    CHAPTER 8 ITALY
    8.01 Introduction
    8.02 Applicable Laws
    8.03 Employee Representation
    8.04 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    8.05 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    8.06 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    8.07 Public Authorities
    8.08 Employment Conditions
    8.09 Additional Comments

    CHAPTER 9 THE NETHERLANDS
    9.01 Applicable Laws
    9.02 Employee Representation
    9.03 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    9.04 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    9.05 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    9.06 Public Authorities

    CHAPTER 10 POLAND
    10.01 Applicable Laws
    10.02 Employee Representation
    10.03 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    10.04 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    10.05 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    10.06 Public Authorities
    10.07 Employment Conditions
    10.08 Additional comments

    CHAPTER 11 SPAIN
    11.01 Applicable Laws
    11.02 Employee Representation
    11.03 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    11.04 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    11.05 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    11.06 Public Authorities
    11.07 Employment Conditions
    11.08 Additional Comments

    CHAPTER 12 UNITED KINGDOM
    12.01 Introduction
    12.02 Definitions
    12.03 Applicable Laws
    12.04 Employee Representation
    12.05 Information Requirements and Proceedings
    12.06 Severance Packages and Social Plans
    12.07 Individual Redundancy Proceedings
    12.08 Public Authorities
    12.09 Employment Conditions
    12.10 Additional Comments