Insights | April 28, 2021

Hire & Fire employment podcast – the definition of the employee 

Employee, freelancer or temp – what difference does it make? Who is entitled to benefits and employment protection and who can choose their own assignments and manage their compensation?

In the April edition of Hire & Fire, our employment law experts Jenny Welander Wadström and Elin Osbeck Rehbinder discuss the division between employees and non-employees. The question of who should be defined as an employee is not new, and is topical again due to the era of platforms and gig economy. There is no clear distinction, and if misjudged, the consequences can be costly for both individuals and companies, regarding benefits, social insurance and applicable tax.

Jenny and Elin also cover what different clauses in a contract indicate and predict the future of the employee concept.

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