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Employees in managerial positions and the Swedish Employment Protection Act (1982:80)

The main rule is that the EPA shall apply to all employments in Sweden. However, there are explicit exemptions in the EPA that exempt certain employees from most of the provisions. One of these exemptions is applicable to employees in managerial or comparable positions. But how do you determine if someone holds a managerial position? What is essential for the assessment of the applicability of the exemption?
June 29, 2023

Changes to the Swedish Employment Protection Act and other labour laws

In recent years, the modernisation and reform of Swedish labour law has been a constant topic in the political debate. Earlier this year, Government Bill 2021/22:176, entitled "Flexibility, adaptability and security in the labour market", was presented. The bill, which is based on an agreement between the social partners, proposes legislative changes to a total of 21 labour laws. On 8 June 2022, the Swedish Parliament voted through the proposal, which will bring major changes to Swedish labour law. The majority of the proposed changes will enter into force on 30 June 2022 and will apply for the first time on 1 October 2022. In this detailed analysis, we will outline the most important changes to the Employment Protection Act (1982:80) ("EPA") and the Agency Work Act (2012:854).
July 01, 2022