Hire & Fire employment podcast – employment law and the CEO

Is the Chief Executive Officer’s or Managing Director’s contract negotiated according to employment law or contract law? How is the CEO’s double role as employer and employee defined? In this episode of Roschier’s employment law podcast, our employment rights experts delve into the world of executive contracts.

The CEO of a company is a corporate function and a representative of the employer, but at the same time also an employee. In addition, a CEO, through their contract, is covered by some aspects of employee protection legislation and some collective bargaining agreements, but not all of them. For example, when negotiating a CEO contract, will the company have to comply with the co-determination act? And is it really true that CEOs don’t have any employee protection at all?

Jenny Welander Wadström and Elin Osbeck guide you through what a CEO contract usually contains, what pitfalls to avoid (e.g. hundreds of vacation days saved) and what a company should take into consideration when entering into an employment contract with the CEO.

You can find the episode below and in your favorite podcast listening app. Please note that the podcast is in Swedish.

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