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Changes to the Law on Employment Protection (LAS)

Country of implementation
Sweden
General short description of the innovation
Changes to the previous counting of double time (regarding rules of dismissal) for older workers is cut, and the right to remain in employment is raised from 65 to 67.
Target group
Older Workers
Policy Field
  • pension
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
Starting in 2007, ongoing
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: -
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: -
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The main objective is to encourage older workers to remain in eployment longer by making it easier for them too remain in employment as well as less of a risk for employers to hire older workers.
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
long-term
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • dualisation
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • regulations of the labour market
Intended target group
Older workers.
Employers-private institutional actors
decreased risk to hire older workers due to cut double counting of working time in terms of labour protection.
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state
Clarification of the role of various actors
New or reformed policies of this type requiring changes in legislation always go out on referral before being decided upon and implemented. Such referral instances usually include municipalities, social partners, evaluative public authorities and relevant interest organizations
Intended output
  • regulation of the labour market
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