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  • Juridiska Utbildningar - Företags & Branschanpassade | CvZ Juridik

    EDUCATION We provide company and industry-specific training No upcoming events at the moment Get more information about our educations We tailor training for your organization's needs and level of knowledge. Our services are provided in a pragmatic and accessible way, for large and established companies as well as for smaller, fast-growing companies. Send us an email for more information. Examples of other educations we provide: Labor law training - Basic, half or full day Labor law training - Specialization Construction law education - Full day Business law education - Basic, half or full day Work environment training - Basic, half or full day Work environment training - Specialization

  • Kollektivavtal & Hängavtal | Arbetsrätt | CvZ Juridik

    COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS AND SUSPENSION AGREEMENTS How to sign and why you should have a collective agreement 61% of Sweden's companies do not have a collective agreement ​ The labor law legislation in Sweden is not very comprehensive. Instead, the responsibility for handling the regulations regarding employment conditions and the rights and obligations involved in employment has been handed over to the social partners through contracts. These can include conditions such as the right to an occupational pension, the right to overtime pay and the minimum wage. ​ Despite the fact that so much is left to the market itself to regulate, 61% of Swedish companies have not signed a collective agreement. Many Swedish companies do not have employees and those who have employees but do not have a collective agreement relate in many cases to a norm or to a specific collective agreement. Why collective agreements? ​ The Swedish labor market is based on the idea that collective agreements should regulate the rights and obligations that social partners owe to each other. Then the individual employers, the actors in the labor market, join the contracting employers' organization and apply the agreed rules. Since the market is built on this 'Swedish model', as a collectively affiliated employer you are often at an advantage compared to employers who choose not to sign agreements. It is becoming increasingly common for contracting authorities and municipalities to require tenderers to have collective agreements. It is also becoming more and more common for insurers to require collective agreements to offer their insurance. An additional factor that makes collective agreements more attractive to employers is the so-called peace obligation that is in place during the term of the collective agreement. This prevents the unions from taking combat measures that would otherwise be available such as strikes, blockades and blockades of overtime work, new employment or the hiring of labour. ​ Simultaneously, it is becoming increasingly noticeable that the previous perception of non-collective employers as being less serious than employers with collective agreements is beginning to loosen. This is owing to the fact that it is entirely possible to have benefits and conditions that amount to or even exceed those that follow from collective agreements. Yet, the employers' opportunity for freedom of choice is greater. Is there any difference between suspension agreements and collective agreements? _Cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ ​ It is easy to get confused by all the different concepts that abound in labor law. The decision to make a distinction between "collective agreements" and "suspension agreements" was made in order to be able to demonstrate membership, or lack thereof, in an employers' organization. ​ As part of being a member of an employers' organization, you normally sign a collective agreement automatically, this applies to both workers and salaried employees. If you choose not to be a member of an employers' organization, but still want to (or must) sign a collection agreement, you can do so directly with the contracting trade union. In doing this, you are committing to a suspension agreement. You "hang" on to an existing collective agreement without membership in the contracting employers' organization. Why do some companies choose not to sign collective agreements? ​ There are several reasons for not signing a collective agreement. It might be that the conditions that you have in place for your employees are better than what the collective agreement stipulates. You could be in an industry that is difficult to define based on the existing unions - which agreement would apply? It may be that there are ideological or political reasons present. Or it could be that you do not have any employees who are members of the trade union that have entered into a relative collective agreement. Many smaller entrepreneurs may also find that the collective agreements lack flexibility and are principally designed according to the needs and functions of larger companies. ​ There is no statutory obligation to sign a collective or suspension agreement. The Swedish system has admittedly been designed in a way to incentivize companies in order to persuade them to sign agreements, but as I said, this is optional. What does it cost to sign a collective agreement? ​ The costs of a collective agreement consist of the membership fee to the employers' organization in addition to the premium for the insurances that are included and the payments to the employees' occupational pension ITP. ​ For employers who choose not to be a member of an employers' organization (and instead sign a suspension agreement), in addition to premiums for insurance and occupational pensions, they may have to pay a so-called special connection fee of 0.3-0.4% (depending on which agreement is applied). This may be covered by prescribed adjustment insurance. ​ The additional cost of signing a collective agreement depends on the terms of employment that the employees are operating under before the agreement is signed. There is no statutory right to a minimum wage, reduction of working hours or occupational pensions in Sweden. In approximate terms, a collective agreement can cost half a million kroner per year for a company with forty employees who earn an average of SEK 20,000 a month. For a company with ten employees who earn an average of SEK 40,000, the sum is almost the same. As such, employees that earn a higher wage are more expensive because the provisions for occupational pensions will be high. ​ There is no material difference between collective agreements and suspension agreements in terms of the benefits and conditions that apply to the employees. There is no major difference in terms of costs either. If you choose to have a suspension agreement and thus not become a member of an employees' organization, the cost of the membership fee disappears. However, the cost of the special connection fee is added for the adjustment insurance. ​ Do you need advice on signing a collective agreement? Contact us today! Do not hesitate to contact us regarding questions relating to drawing up collective agreements. Contact Us Articles concerning collective agreements No posts published in this language yet Once posts are published, you’ll see them here. Hängavtal

  • Pensionsförsäkringar | CvZ Juridik

    Pension insurance What is an occupational pension? ​ Occupational pension is a benefit to which employees may be entitled in their employment and is financed in its entirety by employers in accordance with the Income Tax Act. Occupational pension can be defined as deferred salary for work performed. An occupational pension plan normally includes the following financial protection / security: When you retire Retirement pension ​ If you die before the age of 65 Survivor protection (may vary depending on plan) Service group life insurance (TGL) ​ If you get sick: Sick pension (after 90 days) Premium exemption ​ Tax-approved forms of insurance are: Pension insurance Provision on the balance sheet in combination with credit insurance Transfer to pension fund Transfer to a foreign occupational pension institution (subject to certain conditions) ​ Alternative pension: Direct pension that is not a tax-approved form of insurance The importance of proper handling ​ The rules regarding occupational pensions are extensive and complicated and are surrounded by both contract law, tax law and insurance technology. The incidence of incorrect occupational pension management is increasing. Since pensions in practice constitute deferred salary, incorrect handling often has major financial consequences for the employer in the form of extensive costs, investigative work and insurance administrative efforts. Improper occupational pension management will sooner or later be discovered. The employee may even have had time to quit and retire. These cases may also need to be addressed. ​ Another not entirely unusual error is that the employer in connection with a collective agreement pays his insurance premiums to the wrong insurance company. You may have taken out the pension solution before signing the collective agreement, and miss that you have to change insurance in order not to act in violation of the agreement. In these cases, the employer risks covered retroactive costs. Failure to ensure the quality of one's own occupational pension management is a risk that can lead to irreparable damage in, for example, long-term sick leave and early retirement. Improper old-age pension management may need to be purchased to catch up years ago, which may affect the company's liquidity. Our offer in occupational pension ​ In the area of occupational pensions, we collaborate with some of Sweden's foremost experts. If you have questions about occupational pensions, premium payments, parallel coordination or ITP exemptions, you are welcome to contact us. We ensure that you, through us and our partners, receive the right support in handling the pension issue. Do you need legal advice? Contact us today! Do not hesitate to contact us with your employment law challenges. Contact Us Latest news about work environment No posts published in this language yet Once posts are published, you’ll see them here.

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