An international guide to employment law across 28 countries
I had a discussion this weekend with someone about the balance of UK employment law, in terms of employee protection and flexibility for employers, against other European and International countries.
There was particular interest in the differences between the UK and Sweden which I think can be mainly characterised by the obligations towards labour unions and Swedish collective bargaining agreements. I found the following article interesting and although written a few years ago, gives a useful overview for those operating across UK and Sweden.
I talk to a lot of HR people who work across a European remit and so had a general idea of the key differences between different EU countries. It was interesting though to read this guide, which gives a breakdown country by country across Europe and further afield.
I remain of the opinion that the UK, has a good level of employee protection whilst allowing businesses to operate in a manner that allows them to remain competitive.
As always, interested to hear the views of others, particularly those practising across an EU/International remit?