Inform and consult staff
If your company employs at least 50 people – including staff employed on fixed-term contracts – in an EU country (in this case, the 28 EU member states) (or at least 20 if it is a branch of a larger business), you are legally obliged to:
- inform your staff about recent and probable developments in company activities and the economic situation of the company
- inform and consult staff about the current employment situation and its probable development
- inform and consult staff about possible substantial changes in work organisation or in contractual relations
You must also make sure you provide the information in good time so that employee representatives have enough time to prepare for consultation on any related issues.
Employee representatives (and any experts assisting them) may not disclose to staff or third parties any confidential information you share with them.