Employees at Lund University who are to work in another country for more than six months are to be officially posted abroad. A contract for expatriate work is drawn up between the employer and the employee. The agreement that applies to postings abroad is URA (Agreement on international contracts and guidelines for terms of employment for work abroad).
Employees who are posted abroad by the Swedish state retain all their benefits in Sweden, which means for example that they remain registered in the Swedish social security system.
If an employee is accompanied by his or her family during the posting abroad, the family members are also considered to be posted abroad and enjoy the same benefits as the employee.
In the case of postings abroad, there may be an expatriation allowance for additional expenses and for the accompanying family members. This additional allowance is tax exempt.
In connection with the signing of the contract, a URA insurance policy is taken out for the employee and for any accompanying family members.
Labour Law and Employee Support