Labour legislation

Labour laws are quite evolved in Sweden and you are – as employee – protected by these laws. Make sure you know your rights and duties.

Labour legislation

Sweden doesn’t have minimum wage. Wages are regulated by agreements – kollektivavtal – between employers and the trade unions.

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Employment types

There are three types of employment in Sweden: tillsvidareanställning, tidsbegränsad anställning and provanställning.

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Checklist for signing a contract

Once you’ve received your first job offer in Sweden there are some things to think of before signing a contract.

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Labour unions

Sweden has a long tradition of labour unions. Nearly 70% of the working population in Sweden belongs to a union today.

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Unemployment insurance

It is common to have unemployment insurance in Sweden. About 80% of the working population in Sweden has one.

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