Rules on posting have changed
The Swedish Parliament has decided to change a number of rules concerning posting. The changed rules entered into effect on 30 July 2020. Find out what they mean to you:
Posting to Sweden means that:
- an employer in another country sends a worker to perform a service in Sweden during a limited period of time
- there is a recipient of the services in Sweden the worker is to perform.
It may also be posting when an employer contracts out or offers a worker through another company, which in turn sends the worker to Sweden.
A limited period of time means that there must be a start and end date for when the services are to be performed.
Recipients of the services can be companies, a customer, a financial partner or a company in the same corporate group.
Workers must be able to move across national borders in a good way
Sweden's rules on posting are based on rules that are common for the EU and the EEA. These rules shall strengthen the rights of posted workers and make it easier for people to work in other countries within the EU and the EEA, and for companies to offer their services across borders. They also aim to combat social dumping. This means that companies shall not be able to exploit differences in working and employment conditions to gain competitive advantages.
The Swedish Work Environment Authority is the contact authority in Sweden
The Swedish Work Environment Authority is the contact authority for posting to Sweden. This means that we provide guidance on the laws that apply in Sweden to posted workers. We provide information about collective agreements and contact information to employer and employee representatives.
We also cooperate with contact authorities in other countries. If you want to reach other contact authorities in the EU and EEA, you should turn to the European Commission.
The rules that govern posting
The Swedish rules on posting are in the following statutes:
Last updated 2020-06-30