Labour law and work environment

Labour law and work environment concern the conditions and circumstances in working life. The area also includes issues concerning wage formation and mediation in labour disputes.

Responsible for labour law and work environment

Responsible minister

Minister for Employment Ylva Johansson.
Ylva Johansson Minister for Employment

Responsible ministry

News about labour law and work environment

  • Ethical recruitment of migrant workers

    Tuesday, 3 November, the Government is holding a seminar on ethical recruitment of migrant workers, in co-operation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The seminar revolves around IOM’s new initiative – International Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) – aimed at helping companies to sustainable and ethical recruitment policies for migrant workers. The Swedish Government supports IOM’s development of IRIS as a part of its agenda to counteract exploitation of foreign workers.

  • Investments in the work environment for a modern working life

    Photo: Maskot/Folio

    In the Budget Bill for 2016, the Government is investing in the work environment for a modern and sustainable working life. The fundamental starting point in the Government’s approach is that no one should have to risk death or injury in their work. The investments in the work environment area that were made in the spring amending budget for 2015 will continue in 2016. For example The Swedish Work Environment Authority’s appropriations will increase by a further SEK 35 million from 2016 onwards. The Government also aims to present a new work environment strategy at the beginning of 2016.

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