Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Sweden as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Sweden: Short-time working

A new form of short-time working will soon be introduced covering the period of up to the 31st of July 2020 …

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Sweden: Labour costs increased in July 2019

According to Statistics Sweden (SCB), over the year to February 2020, the Swedish Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector increased by 4 …

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Sweden: Information about posting of employees

When free movement resumes across Europe, employers will find a new brochure outlining job-posting rules to be a potentially valuable resource …

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Sweden: EU blue card minimum salary level increased

Employers seeking to renew an EU Blue Card must now increase the foreign national’s monthly salary from the former minimum of SEK 48,000 (US$4,987) to SEK 51,900 (US$5,392) or have the renewal denied …

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Sweden: Employer social security contributions are reduced

Employer social security contributions are now reduced to 10 …

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Sweden: Amendments to the Act on Co-determination in Working Life

Several amendments to the Act on Co-determination in Working Life (1976: 580) have been voted through the Riksdag (national parliament) to prevent “combat actions” (such as strikes) by employee representatives, or the threats of them, during negotiations over collective agreements, and also to the taking of such actions during a pending court action …

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Sweden: Labour costs increased in July 2019

According to Statistics Sweden (SCB), over the year to July 2019, the Swedish Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector increased by 2 …

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Sweden: Labour Force Surveys (LFS) Q2 2019

According to latest Labour Force Survey (LFS), during Q2 2019, amongst persons aged 20-64 years, the Swedish-born population had an employment participation rate of 89 …

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Sweden: Labour costs increased in May 2019

According to Statistics Sweden (SCB), over the year to May 2019, the Swedish Labour Cost Index (AKI) for the private sector increased by 2 …

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Sweden: Changes to parental leave law

A measure to extend parental leave rights to registered partners has been passed by Parliament and is now in force …

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Sweden: Outdoor smoking now banned in certain places

A widespread ban on smoking cigarettes and ecigarettes in many public places is now effective …

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Sweden: Retirement age to be increased

Several related proposals are awaiting approval by the Riksdag (national parliament) …

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Sweden: Sick leave decreased

Over the year to Q1 2019, the average number of sick days per employee decreased by 0 …

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Sweden: Labour market Q1 2019

During year ending Q1 2019, the number of hours worked increased by 2 …

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Sweden: Employment relationship

In a recent Labour Court case it was held that an individual was, in fact, not employed by the company with which he had entered into a contractual relationship …

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