Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law reform

June 15, 2021

Amendments to the Employment Protection Act (Ministry Publications Series 2021:17): Labour law reform – for flexibility, adaptability and security on the labour market

As we have described earlier, many of Sweden’s social partners have reached an agreement in principle for changes to labour and employment law. They have joined together in requesting that the Swedish Government present legislative proposals regarding those elements covered by the agreement in principle. From our perspective, the changes that will have the greatest impact on employers in the private sector relate to termination of employment for personal reasons and the enhanced possibility to implement exceptions to the rules regarding the order of selection for redundancy and a more explicit responsibility for skills development. Naturally, we will revisit these changes and the proposed legislation in the autumn when we have a better idea how the legislative proposal has taken shape following the referral round.

Stay tuned.

New partners and counsels appointed at Vinge’s Stockholm office

Advokat Sofie Bjärtun, advokat Rikard Lindahl, advokat Malin Malm Waerme and advokat Daniel Wendelsson at Vinge’s Stockholm office have been appointed as new partners as of 1 January 2022. The following lawyers have been elected as counsels at Vinge’s Stockholm office: Advokat Stojan Arnerstål, advokat Amanda Knutsson, advokat Jolene Reimerson, advokat Linnéa Sellström and advokat Filip Öhrner.
July 06, 2021

EU climate taxonomy – New regulations concerning companies’ publication of information

According to the European Union’s climate taxonomy, certain organisations must publish to what extent their operations are environmentally sustainable. In order to clarify what information the companies need to report, as well as how this should be done, the EU Commission has prepared a new delegated regulation. Primarily, the delegated regulation establishes relevant financial key ratios and different report precedents.
June 21, 2021

What an employer should know about the New Whistleblowing Act

Why adopt a new Whistleblowing Act when the current act was adopted as late as 2017?
June 15, 2021