Staffing Services Agreement (ABPU-10)


ABPU-10 is intended to be used when the staffing agency places personnel at the disposal of a client company to carry out work related to the client company’s operations under the control and management of the same company. The idea is that ABPU-10 is used for the great majority of staffing services, hence replacing ABPU-04. The services and responsibilities of the staffing agency have been specified as the selection process and the provision of placed personnel. The client company, on the other hand, has the same responsibility for placed personnel as for its own personnel. Consequently, by virtue of ABPU-10, the staffing agency has responsibilities which are in line with Swedish law in this area, as well as with agreements on general terms and conditions for staffing services in other Nordic countries. Compared to ABPU-04, there is now greater clarity as to the contracting parties’ responsibilities. Download or order.

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Placement of Professionals Agreement (ABSS-10)

ABPU-10 has been supplemented by a special agreement (ABSS-10) for when the staffing agency places qualified professional employees at the disposal of the client company. Examples of such staff are chief executives, specialist medical doctors, chief financial officers as well as other equally qualified professionals. According to ABSS-10, the staffing agency has responsibility not only for the selection process and the provision of placed personnel, but also for how the placed personnel carry out the work tasks. The staffing agency’s maximum liability for this type of staffing service is higher than for ABPU-10 related services. ABSS-10 enables staffing agencies to compete with traditional consultancies in that the responsibility for the tasks to be performed by the placed professional resembles that of a consultancy. This makes it possible to charge for the greater risk that is implicit in the provision of qualified staff to the client company.

Since ABSS-10 applies to the placement of qualified professional employees, the compensation arrangements are slightly different from those of ABPU-10. ABSS-10 assumes that the price is normally a fixed fee and, consequently, the staffing agency has no right to compensation in the event of a change in a collective agreement or overtime hours worked etc. Furthermore, there is no reference to the wage structure at the client company.

According to ABSS-10, the client company is to provide specific written instructions regarding the work tasks of the placed qualified professional employees.

In all other aspects, ABSS-10 is based on ABPU-10. Download or order.

Recruitment Agreement (ABRE-10)

ABRE-10 is intended to be used when the staffing agency has been given the assignment to select and present candidates to a client company intending to employ one or more persons. Compared to its predecessor (ABRE-04), ABRE-10 includes some slight changes as well as new terms and conditions on issues that have not been previously covered, e.g. intellectual property rights, confidentiality and personal data. Download or order.

Outplacement Agreement (ABOU-10)

ABOU-10 is intended to be used when the staffing agency has been given the assignment to provide outplacement services to a client company intending to give, or already having given, notice of dismissal to one or more persons or, for other purposes, wishing outplacement or change for certain person(s).

ABOU-10 is completely new and is based on ABRE-10, apart from when the nature of the assignment makes a different content necessary. Download or order.