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.

The REPowerEU Plan – The EU Commission’s response to the energy market disruptions

On 18 May 2022, the EU Commission presented the REPowerEU Plan in response to the current world-wide energy market disruptions which have been caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
May 24, 2022

Sanctions update April 14

Further to our previous sanctions updates Sanctions update March 16, Sanctions Newsletter update 11 of March, Sanctions newsletter of 3 of March, Sanctions newsletter of 25 of February, we herewith provide a further update of recent sanctions developments following Russia’s war against Ukraine:
April 14, 2022

New guidance on sustainability agreements between competitors

On 1 March 2022, the European Commission published draft revised guidelines on co-operation between competitors, together with draft revised block exemption regulations for specialisation agreements and R&D agreements. Unlike the current guidelines, which expire on 31 December 2022, the new guidelines include a chapter on the assessment of so-called sustainability agreements.
April 01, 2022