The European Union’s Youth Employment Initiative 2013 (YEI), launched to address the occupational challenges of young adults, is moving forward. The YEI is designed to allow the Member States to improve their policies by providing additional funding to fight youth unemployment, which has risen to unprecedented levels – the unemployment rates for young people in […]
The European Commission recently presented a new initiative to better protect over 217 million workers in the EU from work-related accidents and diseases. The Strategic Framework on Health and Safety at Work 2014-2020 identifies key challenges and strategic objectives for health and safety at work, presents fundamental actions and identifies crucial instruments to address these […]
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2014 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world. L&E Global remains committed to offering our clients, HR professionals and academics the most comprehensive legal insight from around the world, now and in the future.
An International Guide to Employment Law Across 26 Jurisdictions offers analysis on a host of employment law matters, ranging from hiring foreign nationals and business transfers to wages, annual leave and working time.
Social Security There is no overall legislation regarding employee benefits, but there are some statutory provisions that give the right to payment in certain specific areas. Furthermore, employers are obliged to pay social security tax on the employee’s salary and other employment benefits that, inter alia, include statutory pension contributions. The employer’s social security contributions, […]
Brief Description of Employees’ and Employers’ Associations The “Swedish model” of industrial relations is characterised by a high degree of organisation even though trade union density is currently falling. There are approx. 110 different trade unions and employer’s organisations on the Swedish labour market. The parties have agreed on more than 650 collective bargaining agreements. […]
Grounds for Termination Employers may dismiss employees either with or without notice. A dismissal with notice must be based on objective grounds. Objective grounds are not defined by statute or case law, but can be either for objective reasons or subjective personal reasons. Objective reasons are dismissals based on redundancy, re-organisation or the economic situation […]
Employees’ Rights in Case of a Transfer of Undertaking In conjunction with the transfer of a business from one employer to another, the rights and obligations under employment agreements and employment relationships that existed at the time of the transfer to the new employer shall also be transferred. Where an employee’s employment agreement and the […]
Salary There are no provisions regarding minimum salary in Swedish law. However, provisions regarding such matters are often found in the collective bargaining agreements. Maximum Working Week According to the Working Hours Act, Regular working hours may not exceed 40 hours per week. Where the nature of work or working conditions generally so demand, working […]
Minimum Requirements An employment agreement does not have to take any specific form. However, Sweden has implemented the directive on an employer’s obligation to inform employees of the conditions applicable to the contract or employment relationship. As such, an employer must provide certain information in writing to the employee concerning the principal terms of the […]