Labour law and work environment
Labour law and work environment concern the conditions in working life. The area also includes issues concerning wage formation and mediation in labour disputes. Fair working conditions and a good working environment contribute to high productivity in the Swedish economy, which is distinguished by high labour force participation and a high employment rate. No one who works in Sweden should have a job that exploits them or wears them out. No one should have to risk death or serious injury at work.
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Government raises ambitions in new work environment strategy
The work environment at every workplace has a major bearing on people’s living conditions and is key to a well-functioning and vigorous labour market. The Government has adopted a new work environment strategy with a continued high level of ambition for work environment policy.
European Commission wants to protect the Swedish model
Yesterday, the European Commission presented a proposal for a framework for adequate minimum wages across EU Member States. The Government welcomes the fact that the proposal will not impose an obligation on Sweden to introduce a statutory minimum wage or make collective agreements universally applicable.
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Employment (Co-Determination in the Workplace) Act (Lag om medbestämmande i arbetslivet)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2013:615.
Board Representation (Private Sector Employees) Act (Lag om styrelserepresentation för de privatanställda)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2010:2053.
The Public Employment Act (Lag om offentlig anställning)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2015:384.
The Labour Disputes (Judicial Procedure) Act (Lag om rättegången i arbetstvister)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2010:230.
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2017
In the autumn budget, the Government is investing in an active labour market policy for increased employment, strengthened skills supply in elderly care in particular, and improved unemployment insurance for part-time unemployed people. The Government is also intensifying efforts to better enable new arrivals to quickly become established in working and community life. More investments will be made in early measures for asylum seekers and increased resources for the introduction system. The Government also intends to introduce a new compensation system for the reception of unaccompanied minors and young people. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, along with OECD and ILO, launches Global Deal in New York
On Wednesday 21 September 2016, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven is launching the Global Deal, a global initiative for social dialogue and better conditions in the labour market.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven received the Director-General of the International Labour Organisation
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven today received Director-General of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder.
Cancelled: Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson to visit Paris on 13 June
On 13 June, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will visit Paris. During the visit, Ms Johansson will meet her colleague, Minister of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue Myriam El Khomri, for discussions on such topics as fair conditions in the labour market.
The Enforcement Directive to The Posting of Workers Directive Part II - Summary, SOU 2015:38
Directive 2014/67/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the enforcement of Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 on administrative cooperation through the Internal Market Information System (‘the IMI Regulation’), abbreviated as the Enforcement Directive, was adopted on 15 May 2014.