Global Employment Solutions & PEO in Sweden

Omnipresent makes it fast and easy to employ remote talent in Sweden. We take care of payroll, compliance, taxes, and admin so you can focus on growing your business.


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What You Need to Know About Employing in Sweden

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How does Omnipresent Global Employment Solutions work in Sweden?

Omnipresent provides global employment solutions and professional employment organisation (PEO) services for companies looking to grow and build out a global team in Sweden. Traditional methods of establishing global employment and subsidiaries in Sweden typically take months and can incur heavy costs. Omnipresent’s global employment solutions and PEO services are helping hundreds of organisations onboard new employees in Sweden in a matter of days with full compliance of local labour laws. We use a tech-forward approach to streamline the process. 

  • Your company conducts the hiring and candidate selection process in Sweden.
  • Omnipresent hires the selected candidate through our local professional employment organisation in Sweden.
  • We take care of ensuring your new employee is hired in compliance with local labour laws, payroll regulations, benefits and more -- all without needing to set up a subsidiary in Sweden.
  • The individual is legally contracted by Omnipresent but assigned to work for your company and reports to a manager or team in your organisation as your full-time employee.
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Employer Costs in Sweden

Employer costs include General Payroll Tax, Retirement Pension, and Health Insurance. Use the OmniCalculator to estimate costs, or contact us for further information.


Employee Income Taxes in Sweden

Municipal income tax is levied at a rate that varies from one municipality to another and may be adjusted annually. The national tax on employment income is levied at a rate of 20% on the portion of taxable income exceeding SEK 523,200.


Employee Social Contributions in Sweden

Employee contributions include Pension Insurance.


Working Hours in Sweden

Ordinary working hours cannot exceed 40 hours per week, and overtime cannot exceed 50 hours per calendar month. Employees can opt out of these statutory provisions through a collective agreement but not through individual agreements.


Holidays & Vacation in Sweden

Please note that the below information covers national holidays and should be used for informative purposes only and not as a guarantee for payroll purposes. While we strive to offer you accurate information, public holidays are subject to frequent changes and can be dependent on regional differences. Should you need more detailed information on public holidays, please consult the government pages of the state and/or the local municipality of your employee.

  • Monday, Jan 01, 2024 - New Year's Day (Nyårsdagen)
  • Saturday, Jan 06, 2024 - Epiphany (Trettondedag jul)
  • Friday, Mar 29, 2024 - Good Friday (Långfredagen)
  • Monday, Apr 01, 2024 - Easter Monday (Annandag påsk)
  • Wednesday, May 01, 2024 - Labour Day (Första Maj)
  • Thursday, May 09, 2024 - Ascension Day (Kristi himmelfärds dag)
  • Sunday, May 19, 2024 - Pentecost (Pingstdagen)
  • Thursday, Jun 06, 2024 - National Day (Sveriges nationaldag)
  • Friday, Jun 21, 2024 - Midsummer Eve (Midsommarafton)
  • Saturday, Jun 22, 2024 - Midsummer Day (Midsommardagen)
  • Saturday, Nov 02, 2024 - All Saints' Day (Alla Helgons dag)
  • Tuesday, Dec 24, 2024 - Christmas Eve (Julafton)
  • Wednesday, Dec 25, 2024 - Christmas Day (Juldagen)
  • Thursday, Dec 26, 2024 - Boxing Day (Annandag jul)
  • Tuesday, Dec 31, 2024 - New Year's Eve (Nyårsafton)

Sick Leave Entitlement in Sweden

During the first 14 days of the sick leave, employers must pay sick pay amounting to 80% of the salary and other benefits, minus a qualifying deduction (Sw. karensavdrag) equivalent to 20% of the employee’s sick pay during an average work week.

Parental Leave in Sweden

Maternity leave: 7 weeks leave before birth and 7 weeks after birth. It is mandatory to take at least 2 weeks of maternity leave before and/or after the birth. Parental leave: Parents jointly get 480 days leave to use from when the child is 0-12 years of age. The compensation during parental leave is typically based on the employee’s income salary. Paternity leave: 10 working days.

Annual Leave Entitlement in Sweden

Min. 25 working days (excl. PH). after completing 1 year of employment. Vacation is typically earned in one year and used the following year but it is common for employees to receive paid vacation in advance. Holiday pay is either paid as a daily vacation premium of 0.43% of the monthly salary in addition to regular wages, or at 12% of the earnings during the year.

Severance Pay Entitlement in Sweden

Severance pay is not required.

Termination in Sweden

Without Cause: Forbidden. Very hard to terminate for poor performance. 

For Cause: With notice or immediately for gross misconduct. Notice periods are determined by employment contracts, collective agreements, or by the Employment Protection Act.

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The benefits of growing a global team and finding the best talent anywhere in the world are endless. It’s important to note that labour laws and regulations in Sweden are strict with penalties for non-compliance. Let our team take care of the global payroll solutions, benefits, and administrative tasks, and all other aspects of employment, all while ensuring adherence to global regulatory compliance. That way, you can dedicate your efforts to business growth, knowing that we're here to support you every step of the way.

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