Consolidation and simplification of three Directives in the area of information and consultation of workers: Implementation Appraisal

19-06-2015

This Implementation Appraisal concentrates on three Directives in the area of information and consultation of workers subject to simplification and/or consolidation according to the CWP 2015: 1) Directive 98/59 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to collective redundancies; 2) Directive 2001/23 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees' rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses and; 3) Directive 2002/14 establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community (the Directives). This briefing is one of a series of 'Implementation Appraisals', produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each such briefing focuses on a specific EU law which is, or will shortly be, subject to an amending proposal from the European Commission, intended to update the current text. 'Implementation Appraisals' aim to provide a succinct overview of material publicly available on the implementation, application and effectiveness of an EU law to date - drawing on available inputs from, inter alia, the EU institutions and advisory committees, national parliaments, and relevant external consultation and outreach exercises.

This Implementation Appraisal concentrates on three Directives in the area of information and consultation of workers subject to simplification and/or consolidation according to the CWP 2015: 1) Directive 98/59 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to collective redundancies; 2) Directive 2001/23 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees' rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses and; 3) Directive 2002/14 establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community (the Directives). This briefing is one of a series of 'Implementation Appraisals', produced by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), on the operation of existing EU legislation in practice. Each such briefing focuses on a specific EU law which is, or will shortly be, subject to an amending proposal from the European Commission, intended to update the current text. 'Implementation Appraisals' aim to provide a succinct overview of material publicly available on the implementation, application and effectiveness of an EU law to date - drawing on available inputs from, inter alia, the EU institutions and advisory committees, national parliaments, and relevant external consultation and outreach exercises.