For employers with operations in multiple jurisdictions, litigation over disputes related to employment matters is a very real and increasingly significant concern, which applies to every sector of industry, in every region of the world. This comprehensive publication includes contributions from 28 key jurisdictions across 5 continents and will be a valuable resource for all […]
A new collective bargaining agreement regarding the use of non-compete clauses has been adopted by the labour market organizations. This agreement is likely to influence the common practice on the labour market in general, and thus, will also affect employers that are not bound by the collective bargaining agreement. It can be noted that the […]
A pregnant job applicant did not acquire the job as a bus driver, and filed a discrimination claim in court. Under Swedish law, employers must abide by anti-discrimination laws during the hiring process and cannot discriminate a job applicant based on, for example, pregnancy. The employer lost the case since it did not manage to […]
Gender-based wage differences are decreasing in Sweden, according to a survey conducted by the Swedish National Mediation Office. In 2014, the largest wage gap, approx. 8 percent, was found among white-collar workers in the private sector.
A news anchor/reporter employed by the Swedish public service television company Sveriges Television (SVT) used his private account on Facebook for, inter alia, making public his personal statements and comments in a local controversial issue. The controversial issue was connected to “news material” and there was a considerable risk that his activities on social media […]
Trade unions and employer’s organisations are currently preparing for Sweden’s collective bargaining round 2016. Nearly 500 collective bargaining agreements will expire during 2016 and, therefore, have to be replaced. Further, another 150 collective bargaining agreements may be renegotiated. Almost all collective bargaining agreements applicable in Sweden will be concerned and cover around 3 million workers. […]
Parental leave in Sweden is 480 days per child. New rules regarding the distribution of these days amongst the parents enter into force on 1 January 2016 in order to improve gender equality.
Age policy preventing bus drivers from continue working by the age of 70 due to traffic safety reasons, was declared invalid by the Swedish Labour Court. Further, the employer was liable to pay damages to the concerned employees because of age discrimination.
The transfer of personal data from a company in Sweden to the United States may be illegal, due to a recent European Court of Justice’s judgment. Until now, such transfer of personal data has been mainly supported by the “Safe Harbor Privacy Principles”, but the European Court of Justice has now declared that these principles […]
New provisions (AFS 2015:4) related to the social work environment enter into force on 31 March 2016. The employer must, inter alia, take necessary measures to prevent victimization at the workplace. For example, the employer will need to have a policy in place with routines for how to handle victimization at work. The Swedish Work […]