Hire employees in Sweden, hassle-free

With Deel, your business can easily hire employees in Sweden. No more worrying about local laws, complex tax systems, or managing international payroll. Deel takes care of everything in 150+ countries.

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Employee - Sweden

Hire employees in Sweden No entity needed.

Usually, to hire in Sweden,  your business needs an entity. That means a local office, an address registered as a subsidiary, and an account with a local bank. All of this, plus navigating regional benefits, payroll, tax, and HR laws, can take months. 

Sweden also treats contractors differently than full-time employees, so misclassifying a contractor could lead to fines. Deel lets you hire employees in Sweden quickly, easily, and compliantly. We even automate tax document collection, payroll, benefits, and more.

All the necessary benefits for Sweden built right in

Deel allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Sweden within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Worker Compensation Insurance
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Parental Leave


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    Quick Overview

    Currency: Swedish Krona (SEK)

    Capital: Stockholm

    Official language: Swedish

    Payroll Cycle: Monthly

    Statutory Holidays

    Paid Time Off

    In Sweden, employees are entitled to 25 vacation days per year (2.08 days per month), without any deduction on salary, after 12 months working at the company.

    Vacation accrual is mandatory, and accounts 12% of the gross salary of the employee.

    Public Holidays

    • New Year’s Day
    • Epiphany
    • Good Friday
    • Easter Monday
    • Labor day
    • Ascension Day
    • National Day
    • Midsummer’s Day
    • All Saints Day
    • Christmas Day
    • St Stephen’s Day
    • 2nd Day of Christmas

    Additional regional holidays may also apply.

    General Taxation

    Individual Income Tax

    The individual income tax ranges up to 20% and depends on many variables, such as marital status, level of income, etc.

    Employer Cost

    Approximately, 31.42% of employee salary

    Additional information

    Employment Contract Details

    Employers are required provide to the employe certain information in writing.

    Probation Period

    The maximum probation period is 6 months.

    Minimum Wage Requirements

    There are no statutory regulations on minimum wages in Sweden

    Maximum working hours and overtime

    Normal working hours are generally 8 hours per day and 40 per week.

    Parental Leave

    Parents have a shared entitlement of up to 480 days’ leave per child, with 90 days reserved for each parent. The remaining days may be transferred from one to parent to the other. Parental allowance is paid directly by the state. Parents receive 80% of regular salary for 390 days. The other 90 days is paid at a flat rate.

    • Mothers receive 240 days of paid leave with the right to start 60 days before the expected birth.
    • Paternity leave: can take 10 days’ paternity leave either before or after the birth of the child.
    • Fathers are entitled to 240 days of paid leave

    Sick Leave

    The employer must pay sick leave from the first day until the 14th day, in this period the salary will reduced 20%. After this period, the government will be responsibility will be of the government. This authority will pay from the 15th day up to the 90th day of the sick leave.

    Termination requirements for employees in

    To terminate a contract, the employer must give a justification in writing to the employee. According to the collective agreement, the employer may have to Employment Service of Sweden.

    Severance pay is not mandatory, however it is advisable to include a severance payment in addition to notice for mutually-agreed or negotiated terminations.

    Notice Period

    In Sweden, the notice period is based on the length of the labor relationship:

    • Up to 2 years of employment - 1 month’s notice
    • 2 - 4 years of employment - 2 months’ notice
    • 4 - 6 years of employment - 3 months’ notice
    • 6 - 8 years of employment - 4 months’ notice
    • 8 - 10 years of employment - 5 months’ notice
    • 10+ years of employment - 6 months’ notice

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