Legislative amendments of the Swedish Employment Protection Act (“EPA”) have recently been proposed by the Ministry of Employment that may affect fixed term employment contracts. According to the proposal the fixed term employment will automatically be converted into an employment for an indefinite term in case of a chain of different types of fixed term […]
A Swedish employer may provide protection for customer relations by including a non-solicitation clause in the individual employment agreement to be applied post-termination. However, the enforceability of non-competition clauses post-termination is questionable in Sweden. In a recent case, the Swedish Labour Court (AD 2015 no. 8) declared a non-solicitation clause in an accountant’s employment agreement […]
For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 18 L&E Global firms and will be a valuable resource for all HR professionals.
The Scandinavian countries of Norway, Denmark and Sweden are vital to the global economy. Combined, they employ more than 13 million people and all three are ranked in the top 35 countries with the highest GDP. Despite the similarities though, when it comes to employment law, there are very important distinctions to consider. As such, […]
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. […]