In Sweden, about 90% of employees are subject to collective agreements and 83% in the private sector (2017).   Collective agreements generally contain minimum wage provisions. Sweden does not have legislation on minimum wages or legislation extending collective agreements to disorganised employers. Unseated employers can sign replacement agreements directly with unions, but many do not. The Swedish model of self-regulation applies only to jobs and workers covered by collective agreements.  The United States recognizes collective agreements   In cases where an employer recognizes a union or group of unions, it is customary to negotiate collective agreements to negotiate agreements. A collective agreement is a collective agreement entered into by an employer or on behalf of a representative union that regulates compensation and/or other terms of employment. At the law firm NJORD, we have extensive experience in legal advice in relation to collective agreements. We support you by giving you an overview of the conditions of your employees.
Our lawyers advise on both collective agreement rights and rights arising from other countries. Collective agreements in Germany are legally binding, which is accepted by the public, and this is not a cause for concern.  [Failed verification] While in the United Kingdom there was (and probably still is) an “she and us” attitude in labour relations, the situation is very different in post-war Germany and in some other northern European countries. In Germany, the spirit of cooperation between the social partners is much greater. For more than 50 years, German workers have been represented by law on boards of directors.  Together, management and workers are considered “social partners.”  There are provisions that are covered by collective agreements that are not governed by legislation. These issues include travel expenses, vacation bonuses, extra days off (called “pekkasvapaat”) or sick or maternity leave benefits.