Citizens of countries that are not members of the EU or EEA who have been offered employment as seasonal workers in Sweden are to be granted permits for seasonal work. These permits will be granted for a maximum of six months over a twelve-month period. Any individual who was granted a permit for seasonal work but then had that permit revoked due to an error on the part of the employer will be entitled to compensation from that employer.
The Government's proposal involves Sweden implementing the Seasonal Workers Directive (säsongsanställningsdirektivet). This is an EU law that regulates the conditions of seasonal employment for citizens of countries that are not members of the EU or EEA.
The Riksdag voted in favour of the Government's proposal. The amendments will come into force on 1 June 2018.