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Basic labour law information

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).

05.01) Non-discrimination
     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.

11) Cooperatives
     Act (No. 595 of 2006) respecting European Cooperative Societies.

12.02) Wages
     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).

18) Seafarers
     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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Last updated: Tuesday - 27th July 2021