Recipient’s of services obligations

Here is information on what you must do if you receive services performed by posted workers.

Recipient of services are you who as a company, organisation or private individual in Sweden receives a service against compensation. Normally you and the employer abroad have an agreement, which regulates what service the posted worker is to perform.

You are also a recipient of services if you hire workers from a company in another country to perform the service. The workers may be hired out directly to you from an employer abroad or indirectly through another company abroad.

A service is some kind of work, which the posted worker performs under a limited period time. A limited period means that there must be a start and an end date for when the services are to be performed.

At the page Posting, you can read about what posting is and what typical posting situations there are.

The complete Swedish rules on posting are in the following statutes:

Notify us if you have not received documentation showing that the workers are reported

In all posting situations, the employer is responsible for reporting the posting to the Swedish Work Environment Authority. He or she should also ensure that the workers have their rights according to Sweden’s laws and regulations, and possible collective agreements.

The posting employer must provide you documentation showing that he or she has reported the posting no later than the date the posted worker begins the work in Sweden.

If you have not received this documentation, you must notify the Swedish Work Environment Authority of this no later than three days after the work has begun. If you do not do so, you may be required to pay a fine. This does not apply to you who are a private individual and receive a service for personal use.

How to notify:

  1. Send an e-mail with the following information to arbetsmiljoverket@av.se:

    • name and corporate identity number of your company or organisation
    • contact information to you who notify us
    • name and corporate identity number or equivalent of the posting company that you have an agreement with
    • address to the place where the service is to be performe
    • date of when the provision of service is to be begin
      date of when the service is to be finishe

      Your notification does not replace the employer’s report to us. The employer must still report workers who are posted to you.

  2. You will receive an automatic reply to the e-mail address from which you sent your notification.

  3. We will check that you have notified us within three days after the work has begun in Sweden and that you have provided complete information.

    • If you have done so, you will normally not hear from us.
    • If you have not done so, you you may have to pay a sanction fee of SEK 20 000. In this case, you will receive a fee injunction which is a decision from us for you to pay the sanction fee.
    • If you accept the sanction fee, you will have information from the county administrative board on how to pay.
    • If you object to the sanction fee, you will have a confirmation from us saying that we have received your objection. Thereafter we will assess the matter once again.
    • If we accept your objection, we will notify you.
    • If we do not accept your objection, we can apply in court for the sanction fee to be sentenced. In this case you will hear from the court.
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Last updated 2021-01-22