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.

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.

Your notification to us should include the following:

  1. name and corporate identity number of your company or organisation
  2. contact information to you who notify us
  3. name and corporate identity number or equivalent of the posting company that you have an agreement with
  4. address to the place where the service is to be performed
  5. date of when the provision of service is to be begin
  6. date of when the service is to be finished

Please send your notification to:

arbetsmiljoverket@av.se

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

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Last updated 2020-10-19