Labour and employment law at embassies

Labour and employment law at embassies

This course deals with labour and employment law issues at embassies in Sweden. At embassies, fundamental legal issues are often unclear. Traditionally, embassies have enjoyed great freedom and little intervention from the state where the embassy is situated.

The last decades’ development in European law shows however that state immunity cannot be used as extensively as before and that many embassy employees are to be treated just like other employees. In the light of the European legal development, this course will deal with employment and labour law issues at embassies in Sweden.

The course will, inter alia, deal with private international law issues and issues of EU labour and employment law from a practical perspective. Questions that will be addressed are: When is it possible for an employee to bring proceedings against a foreign embassy in a Swedish court? What law will be applied in the dispute? Is it possible for employees to be engaged in Swedish trade unions? Do Swedish unions have right to negotiate at foreign embassies? When can the embassy invoke against a Swedish court’s jurisdiction on the grounds of state immunity? Are there Swedish labour and employment laws that always must be applied? What role does EU labour and employment law play at embassies in Sweden?

The course will be held in English.

To register to the course you can either do it from our webpage in the "Anmäl dig" section or over phone + 46 8 41 003 006.

Målgrupp

The target group for this course is everyone who comes into contact with employment and labour law issues at embassies in Sweden. Even if the course has a Swedish focus, many of the “takeaways” are generally applicable in all EU member states. Hence, also those who come into contact with employment and labour law issues at embassies in other EU member states may be interested.

  • Ur kursen
  • Kursprogram
  • Jurisdiction and state immunity
  • What courts have jurisdiction over labour and employment matters at embassies?
  • When can state immunity be a procedural impediment for a Swedish court?
  • How can the dispute resolution of an embassy employee be steered to a specific state (choice of court and arbitration clauses)?
  • Applicable law
  • What law is applicable to employment contracts at embassies?
  • What law is applicable to other labour law issues at an embassy?
  • Overriding mandatory Swedish rules
  • What Swedish rules will be applied to employment contracts and other labour law issues at embassies regardless of the law applicable otherwise?
  • The role of EU labour and employment law
Tid Innehåll
  • 09.00
    • Breakfast and registration
  • 09.30
    • The course starts
    • Introduction
  • 10.45
    • Coffee break
  • 11.00
    • The course continues
    • Jurisdiction and state immunity
    • What courts have jurisdiction over labour and employment matters at embassies?
    • When can state immunity be a procedural impediment for a Swedish court?
    • How can the dispute resolution of an embassy employee be steered to a specific state (choice of court and arbitration clauses)?
  • 12.30
    • Lunch
  • 13.30
    • The course continues
    • Applicable law
    • What law is applicable to employment contracts at embassies?
    • What law is applicable to other labour law issues at an embassy?
    • Overriding mandatory Swedish rules
    • What Swedish rules will be applied to employment contracts and other labour law issues at embassies regardless of the law applicable otherwise?
    • The role of EU labour and employment law
  • 15.00
    • Coffee break
  • 15.15
    • The course continues
    • Concluding remarks
  • 16.30
    • The course ends

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