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  1. Sweden - - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (2017:462) on special contributions for persons with disabilities entailing a reduced capacity to work. (Förordning (2017:462) om särskilda insatser för personer med funktionsnedsättning som medför nedsatt arbetsförmåga.) - Ordinance online in Swedish, Basic Text

    Adoption: 2017-05-24 | Date of entry into force: 2017-07-01 | SWE-2017-R-107114

    Contains 59 articles and 4 chapters concerning, inter alia:

    Chapter 1: Preliminary provisions.
    Chapter 2: Special efforts.
    - Contributions to supporting tools at the workplace.
    - Contributions to literature and interpretation for persons with visual or hearing impairment.
    - Contributions for personal assistance.
    - Special support person for introduction and follow-up.
    - Contribution to start-up costs when starting a business.
    - Common provisions for payroll and protected work.
    - Wage subsidies.
    - Wage subsidy for development in employment.
    - Wage subsidy for employment.
    - Wages for security in employment.
    - Protected work.
    - Protected work at Samhall Aktiebolag.
    - Protected work with public employers.
    Chapter 3: Common provisions.
    - Employer.
    - How the contributions are submitted.
    - How the contributions are used.
    - Changed conditions.
    - Special reasons for decision.
    - Refund and recovery.
    - Review and appeal.
    - Authorization.
    Chapter 4: Transitional rules.

    Repeals Ordinance (2000:630) respecting special contributions for persons with disabilities entailing a reduced capacity to work.

  2. Sweden - - Law, Act

    Act (2016:749) on special protection against reprisals for workers who report serious irregularities. (Lag (2016:749) om särskilt skydd mot repressalier för arbetstagare som slår larm om allvarliga missförhållanden.) - Act online in Swedish, Basic Text

    Adoption: 2016-06-16 | Date of entry into force: 2017-01-01 | SWE-2016-L-107108

    Provides for regulations concerning special protection against reprisals for workers reporting on serious irregularities in the employer's business. The act does not restrict the protection that may apply for other reasons.

    Contains 11 articles and 11 sections concerning, inter alia:

    Section 1: Scope of the act.
    Section 2: Agreement invalidity.
    Section 3: What the law protects against.
    Section 4: Different ways to report.
    Section 5: To report internally.
    Section 6: To report to employee organizations.
    Section 7: To report externally.
    Section 8: Exceptions from protection in case of crime.
    Section 9: Damage.
    Section 10: Burden of proof.
    Section 11: Trial.

  3. Sweden - - Law, Act

    Act (2016:145) on the recognition of professional qualifications (Lag (2016:145) om erkännande av yrkeskvalifikationer.) - Act online in Swedish, Basic Text

    Adoption: 2016-03-03 | Date of entry into force: 2016-04-15 | SWE-2016-L-107106

    Provides for general provisions of Directive 200/36/EC of the European Parliament and the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications (as amended by the Directive of the European Parliament and the Council by the Professional Qualifications Directive 2013/55/EU). Specific provisions implementing parts of the Professional Qualifications Directive which concern only certain regulated professions are contained in the regulations governing the exercise of these professions.

    Contains 22 articles and 16 sections concerning, inter alia:

    Section 1: Purpose and scope.
    Section 2: Definitions.
    Section 3: Temporary employment in Sweden.
    Section 4: Establishment in Sweden.
    Section 5: The definition of recognition of professional qualifications.
    Section 6: General scheme for the recognition of professional qualifications.
    Section 7: Automatic recognition of professional experience in coordinated professional experience requirements.
    Section 8: Automatic recognition of professional qualifications in coordinated education requirements.
    Section 9: Automatic recognition under common education principles.
    Section 10: Knowledge in the Swedish language.
    Section 11: Occupational practice.
    Section 12: European Occupational Card.
    Section 13: Other provisions.
    Section 14: Privacy.
    Section 15: Authorizations.
    Section 16: Decision procedure and responsibility of the authority.


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