News Employment & Benefits: Newsletter June

July 01, 2019

In this newsletter we take a closer look at the authority of managers. The article examines a case from the Swedish Labour Court that addresses the issue of the authority of a manager to enter into agreements with employees which are binding on the employer.

We also examine an interesting case from the Swedish Labour Court in which the court tackles the issue of whether the termination of probationary employment was a result of the employee’s pregnancy and reduced ability to work and thus constituted direct discrimination on the basis of gender. 

As usual, we also have two labour and employment law features. One deals with the new committee established by the Swedish Government to investigate a modernisation of labour and employment law, and the other regarding the government’s proposal for new legislation circulated for consideration in which a proposal is made to extend employment protection. 

Employment & Benefits: Newsletter June 2019

Clarification of the interpretation of ”nearest suitable railway station”

Road transport performed by Samskip Sia in Sweden has been confirmed to be within the framework of a permitted combined transport through a decision of the Administrative court of Falun in Sweden. The central question in the case was how to interpret the term “nearest suitable railway station”
June 30, 2020

DAC 6 – EU Directive concerning reportable cross‑border tax arrangements

DAC 6 is a EU Directive which entails that advisers are subject to a duty to notify the relevant tax authorities concerning their client’s cross‑border arrangements. The purpose of the information disclosure obligation is to combat tax evasion, tax fraud and tax avoidance.
June 04, 2020

The importance of continuous focus on compliance procedures in disrupting times

A large number of corporations will most certainly be severely impacted by the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The new challenges will impact companies’ compliance risks, which are likely to be different and, to a certain extent, increased. It is crucial that - also in disrupting times - internal compliance procedures are maintained and that new risks are identified and mitigated.
May 28, 2020