Insights | May 5, 2020

Hire & Fire employment podcast – does the commute count as work?

Is the commute considered to be work or is it your own time? In this episode of Roschier's employment podcast, we analyze a recent judgment by the Swedish Labour Court.

The outcome of the recent decision by the Swedish Labour Court, on whether a painter’s travels to and from his place of work are to be considered part of his working hours, was of great importance to the Swedish labor market.

Elin Osbeck and Victoria Bergholtz analyze the judgment, noting that, according to the Labour Court, the commute is not part of the working hours, since employees are able to devote time to their hobbies during the commute.

Join us for a ride into Swedish working hours regulations!

You can find the episode below and on Spotify or Apple Podcaster.