The Nordic countries are much alike in many areas, but there are great differences within employment law. The aim with this course is to illustrate and inform about these differences.

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BG Institute offers the course Nordic employment law in collaboration with lecturers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. All lecturers have extensive experience within employment issues on the Nordic market. The course has been a popular and recurring concept during several years. Focus during the day lies on Denmark, Norway, and Finland, where the Swedish perspective will be gradually highlighted. We also offer an in-depth course within the area.

In order to give an accurate picture of employment law in the Nordic countries, this course is held by one lawyer from each country. The course is held in English and moderated by lecturers from Sweden.

Parts of the course content will be presented by lecturers participating digitally

As participant, you will receive practical guidance on the differences and similarities in employment law in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland in areas such as:

  • Which rules applies regarding recruitment and background checks.
  • How to calculate and plan vacation
  • In which situations do we have to consult with trade unions and works councils?
  • How to deal with redundancy?
  • Employees who do not do their job – how can difficult cases be handled?
  • Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), rules in the context of employers – how to deal with the new Data Protection Regulation in general
  • Strategies for the use of non-compete clauses after termination of employment

Target Group:

HR managers, HR directors, HR personnel, Personnel manager and others who have responsibility for personnel in one or more Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and/or Finland.)

This course is a part of a series consisting of three courses that takes up different parts of Nordic employment law.

Nordic Employment Law 1- Similarities and differences

The first course highlights the main differences regarding employment law between the Nordic countries.

Nordic Employment Law 2- Advance course

The second course is an advance extension of day one and will address several topics on a deeper level.

Nordic Employment Law 3- Redundancy and reorganizations

The third course is independent and is aimed to participants who wishes do dive even deeper into Nordic employment law. The course will discuss the regulations for dealing with labor shortages and reorganizations in Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Denmark. These rules differ considerably both materially and in terms of the formalities which are to be observed.

8.30 – 09.00
Registration and breakfast

09.00 – 10.15
First session
Overview of legislation in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland.

10.15 – 10.30
Coffee break.

10.30 – 11.45
Secound session

– Recruitment and background checks.

– Vacation.

– Other statutory leave.

– Discrimination.

– Union co-determination.

– Work environment, including rehabilitation.

11.45 – 12.45

12.45 – 14.15
Third Session

-Termination of employment due to redundancy.

substantive rules.

procedure rules.

-Termination due to poor performance, and similar personal reasons.

substantive rules.

procedure rules.

how to handle difficult cases.

14.15 – 14:30
Coffe Break.

14.30 – 16:00
Fourth session
How employers should handle the new Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Non-compete clauses.

16.00 –
End of course.

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8.900 kr (exkl. moms)



13 Maj 2025


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T.o.m. 13 Jun 2025

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This course will be broadcasted live from Stockholm. After the course is completed all participants will receive a recording of the course that is available for 30 days.

Parts of the course content will be presented by lecturers participating digitally


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Håkon Andreassen
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