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The standard working week in Sweden is 40 hours.
The standard working week in Sweden runs from Monday to Friday.
Employees in Sweden are allowed to work 40 hours per week. Beyond this, they must receive overtime pay. The maximum number of hours per week is 48 averaged over a four-month period.
Anything under 35 hours per week is classed as part-time work in Sweden.
Any hours worked over 40 hours per week must be compensated at overtime rates.
No, but employees are entitled to a minimum of 36 hours of continuous rest every week, and this should be given on weekends whenever possible.
Sweden has trialed using a four-day week, but it is not the standard practice. However, flexi-time is commonplace in Sweden, so many employees choose to work non-standard hours, including four-day weeks.
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There is a maximum amount of overtime monthly and annually in Sweden.
There is no minimum required pay rate for overtime in Sweden. The specifics of what an employee will receive for overtime will depend on the contract and collective employment agreement. Usually this amount is around 50%-100% of additional pay on top of a normal days’ salary.