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Sweden - Basic laws in NATLEX
01.01) Constitutional law
Instrument of Government (1974:152).
Act of Succession, 1810.
The Riksdag Act (1974:153).
01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
Employment Protection Act (1982:80).
Agency Work Act (2012:854).
01.04) Criminal and penal law
Penal Code (1962:700).
01.05) Human rights
Fundamental Law on Freedom of Expression (1991:1469).
Freedom of the Press Act (1949:105).
02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
Act (1976:580) on Co-Determination in the Workplace.
Trade Union Representatives (Status at the Workplace) Act (1974:358).
Board Representation (Private Sector Employees) Act (1987:1245).
The Labour Disputes (Judicial Procedure) Act (1974:371).
Discrimination Act (2008:567).
05.02) Workers with family responsibilities
Parental Leave Act (1995:584).
08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
Employment Market Policy Act (2000:625).
Act (2002:546) to handle personal information in labour market policy activities.
Act (1974:13) respecting certain measures for the promotion of employment.
Ordinance (2015:502) on cooperation to reduce youth unemployment.
09) Education, vocational guidance and training
Employee's Right to Educational Leave Act (1974:981).
Act (2009:128) on higher vocational education.
Act (No. 595 of 2006) respecting European Cooperative Societies.
Wage Guarantee Act (1992:497).
13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
Annual Leave Act (1977:480).
Working Hours Act (1982:673).
14) Occupational safety and health
Work Environment Act (1977:1160).
15) Social security (general standards)
Social Insurance Code (2010:110).
15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
Act on sickness payments (1991:1047).
15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
Act (No. 676 of 1998) respecting contribution to public retirement pension.
15.04) Unemployment benefit
Unemployment Funds' Act (1997:239).
Unemployment Insurance Act (1997:238).
15.05) Social assistance and services
Social Services Act (2001:453).
17) Migrant workers
Foreign Posting of Employees Act (1999:678).
Foreigners Act (2005:716).
The Sea Act (1994:1009).
Seamen's Act (No. 282 of 1973).
21) Indigenous and tribal peoples
National Minorities and Minority Languages Act (2009:724).
22.10) Public and civil servants
Public Employment Act (1994:260).
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