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The new employment law reform revisited

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calendar 11 January 2023
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In Sweden, the Employment Protection Act has been substantially changed on a number of points. The new rules came into force in June last year and have been applied since October.

A number of changes have been introduced, for example:

  • Rules of priority when changing positions from full-time to part-time. 
  • A right for all companies to exclude up to three employees from the so-called LIFO list, AND
  • An end to the right to remain employed during a dispute

Some of the changes aim to increase flexibility, whereas other changes reduce the flexibility for companies. For example, under the new rules, the ability to make use of fixed term employment has been reduced, and a general fixed term employment – which is now called a “special fixed term employment” – will convert to a permanent employment much faster.

IUNOs Opinion

The new rules have introduced several changes to the employment system in Sweden. Companies will need to update and adapt their policies, templates of employment contracts, and practices to the new situation.

We have previously written about the new Act and the changes here and here.

[Act (1982:80) on Employment Protection]

A number of changes have been introduced, for example:

  • Rules of priority when changing positions from full-time to part-time. 
  • A right for all companies to exclude up to three employees from the so-called LIFO list, AND
  • An end to the right to remain employed during a dispute

Some of the changes aim to increase flexibility, whereas other changes reduce the flexibility for companies. For example, under the new rules, the ability to make use of fixed term employment has been reduced, and a general fixed term employment – which is now called a “special fixed term employment” – will convert to a permanent employment much faster.

IUNOs Opinion

The new rules have introduced several changes to the employment system in Sweden. Companies will need to update and adapt their policies, templates of employment contracts, and practices to the new situation.

We have previously written about the new Act and the changes here and here.

[Act (1982:80) on Employment Protection]

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Enmalm

Head of HR Legal, Sweden

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