Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,
this monograph on labour law in Sweden not only describes and analyses
the legal aspects of labour relations, but also examines labour relations
practices and developing trends. It provides a survey of the subject that is
both usefully brief and sufficiently detailed to answer most questions likely
to arise in any pertinent legal setting. Both individual and collective labour
relations are covered in ample detail, with attention to such underlying and
pervasive factors employment contracts, suspension of the contracts, dismissal
laws and covenant of non-competition, as well as international private law. T
he author describes all important details of the law governing hours and
wages, benefits, intellectual property implications, trade union activity,
employers’ associations, workers’ participation, collective bargaining,
industrial disputes, and much more. Building on a clear overview of labour law
and labour relations, the book offers practical guidance on which sound
preliminary decisions may be based.
It will find a ready readership among lawyers representing parties with
interests in Sweden, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value
in the study of comparative trends in laws affecting labour and labour
The Authors. Acknowledgements. List of Abbreviations.Introduction. Chapter 1.
The General Background. Chapter 2. Definitions and Concepts. Chapter 3. The
Historical Background. Chapter 4.Role of Government Institutions in the
Shaping and Administration of Labour Law and Industrial Relations. Chapter 5.
Sources of Labour Law. Chapter 6. Private International Labour Law. Selected
Bibliography. Part I. The Individual Employment Relation Chapter
1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Rights and Duties of the Parties in the
Course of the Employment Relationship. Chapter 3. Working Time, Holidays,
Annual Vacation. Chapter 4. Remuneration and Benefits. Chapter 5.
Interruptions of Work, Incapacity, the Right to Time Off. Chapter 6.
Termination of Employment Contracts, Job Security. Chapter 7.Protection of
Certain Categories of Workers; Protection against Discrimination in
Employment. Chapter 8. Covenants of Non-competition. Chapter 9. Inventions by
Employees. Chapter 10. Settlement of Disputes. Part II. Collective
Labour Relations Chapter 1. Trade Union Freedom and the Right to Organize.
Chapter 2. The Trade Unions and Employers’ Associations. Chapter 3. The Right
of Negotiation. Chapter 4. The Collective Bargaining System and the Collective
Agreement. Chapter 5. Industrial Action and the Peace Obligation;
Protection of Vital Needs; Settlement of Industrial Disputes. Chapter 6.
Institutionalized Relations; Joint Regulation and Co-determination. Index.