Recent news

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

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

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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Sweden: SAS reaches deal with pilots’ union to end week-long strike

Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has reached an agreement with the airline pilots association which gives pilots an annual salary increase of 3 …

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Sweden: Number of permanent employees continues to increase

According to Statistics Sweden, over the year to March 2019, the number of permanent employees continued to increase to 3,884,000 whilst the number of hours worked in Sweden increased by 2 …

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Sweden: Company private healthcare packages to subject to income tax

From the 1st of July 2019, company private healthcare packages will become subject to income tax …

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Sweden: Why Sweden is deporting high-skilled labor migrants

It is so common there is even a name for it “Kompetensutvisnin”, which means the throwing out of the country highly qualified people the economy needs …

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