Ministry of Employment
The Ministry of Employment is responsible for issues and matters concerning the labour market, labour law and the work environment. The Ministry is also responsible for the work of advancing gender equality and human rights at national level. Moreover, the Ministry is responsible for efforts to increase integration, combat segregation, racism and discrimination, and strengthen the rights of children and LGBTI people.
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Ylva Johansson and Åsa Lindhagen ministers at the Ministry of Employment
Today, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven presented the Statement of Government Policy in the Riksdag and announced the ministers that make up the Government. Ylva Johansson is the Minister for Employment and head of ministry. Åsa Lindhagen is the new Minister for Gender Equality, with responsibility for anti-discrimination and anti-segregation.
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Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President Jean-Claude Juncker to host Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth
Together with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will host a Social Summit in Gothenburg on 17 November 2017, focusing on promoting fair jobs and growth.Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and President Jean-Claude Juncker to host Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth
Ylva Johansson to visit Chile
On 21–25 November, Minister for Employment and Integration Ylva Johansson will visit Chile, accompanied by representatives of Swedish trade unions and employers. The visit is a follow-up to President Michelle Bachelet’s State Visit to Sweden earlier this year, and the main aim is to exchange experiences on labour market issues and the Swedish model.Ylva Johansson to visit Chile
Employment (Co-Determination in the Workplace) Act (Lag om medbestämmande i arbetslivet)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2013:615.Employment (Co-Determination in the Workplace) Act (Lag om medbestämmande i arbetslivet)
Board Representation (Private Sector Employees) Act (Lag om styrelserepresentation för de privatanställda)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2010:2053.Board Representation (Private Sector Employees) Act (Lag om styrelserepresentation för de privatanställda)
The Public Employment Act (Lag om offentlig anställning)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2015:384.The Public Employment Act (Lag om offentlig anställning)
The Labour Disputes (Judicial Procedure) Act (Lag om rättegången i arbetstvister)
Non-official translation. Amendments: up to and including SFS 2010:230.The Labour Disputes (Judicial Procedure) Act (Lag om rättegången i arbetstvister)
Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2017
In the autumn budget, the Government is investing in an active labour market policy for increased employment, strengthened skills supply in elderly care in particular, and improved unemployment insurance for part-time unemployed people. The Government is also intensifying efforts to better enable new arrivals to quickly become established in working and community life. More investments will be made in early measures for asylum seekers and increased resources for the introduction system. The Government also intends to introduce a new compensation system for the reception of unaccompanied minors and young people. The Budget Bill for 2017 is based on an agreement between the Government and the Left Party.Ministry of Employment initiatives in the Budget Bill for 2017