Extended measures in response to COVID-19

June 15, 2021

As we have previously reported in the newsletter, the Government has pursued various measures to reduce the negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labour market, including the implementation of qualifying-period compensation for employees and reduced employer’s social insurance contributions for persons aged 19-23.

The Government has now resolved to extend several of these measures. Both qualifying-period compensation for employees and compensation paid to employers for sick-pay costs which, as a consequence of COVID-19, exceed normal costs were extended up to and including 30 September 2021.

As regards the reduction in employer’s social insurance contributions for persons aged 19-23, they are currently reduced to 19.73 per cent. However, according to Government Bill 2020/21:202, Extra Amending Budget for 2021 – Additional reduction of employer’s social insurance contributions for 19-23-year-olds from June-August 2021, it is proposed that an additional reduction to 10.21 per cent apply in June, July and August for persons who, at the beginning of the year, had reached the age of 18 but were not yet 23. It has been proposed that the additional reduction enter into force on 19 June 2021, but it has not yet been adopted.                             

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