Here is information on what posting is, what obligations you have as an employer when you post workers to Sweden and what rights the posted workers have.
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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:

Rules on posting are changing

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.

National liaison offices and authorities, European Commission website, opens in a new window

The rules that govern posting

The Swedish rules on posting are in the following statutes:

Posting of Workers Act, Swedish government offices website, opens in a new window

Posting of Workers Ordinance, Swedish government offices website, opens in a new window

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Last updated 2020-06-30