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.