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Changes in the Employment Protection Act (LAS) to provide better protection for the staff

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On June 8, the Swedish parliament adopted the Government’s bill Flexibility, adaptability and security in the labour market. The bill addresses the modernisation of labour law with changes to, among other things, the Employment Protection Act (LAS). The LAS amendments enter into force on 30 June and apply as of 1 October.

The changes entail that the basis for fixed-term work “general fixed-term employment” is replaced by “special fixed-term employment”, which enables a quicker transition to indefinite-term employment. The aim is to provide better employment protection for the employee.

When labour law regulations change, this sets different requirements regarding the long-term approach and planning in an employer’s work on skills provision, needs analysis, recruitment and proactive transition management.

The HR Division and HR officers keep the faculties/equivalents updated on the consequences of the changes in the law.  

Read more about the Government bill Flexibility, adaptability and security in the labour market on the Swedish parliament website (in Swedish):

Flexibilitet, omställningsförmåga och trygghet på arbetsmarknaden Arbetsmarknadsutskottets Betänkande 2021/22:AU12 - Riksdagen

If you would like to find out more, contact your line manager or HR officer.