15 March 2020 – Rules surrounding sick leave and sick pay changed

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Type of Intervention: Wage and income support
Sectors Involved: Business support
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency:

Overview: The Swedish Social Insurance Agency made statutory sick pay available from the first day of sickness, instead of the second day, as a temporary measure.

The Agency also decided to not to require medical certificates until the 14th day of sick-leave.

Additionally, the Swedish Government committed to temporarily finance all sick-leave payments for March and April. Under normal circumstances, companies would pay for employees’ sick-leave up until the 14th day of sick-leave.
Full details here: https://www.government.se/press-releases/2020/03/medical-certificate-requirement-during-sick-pay-period-to-be-suspended/