Wage guarantee

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A wage guarantee is a form of protection for you if your employer enters into bankruptcy or restructuring and you do not receive your salary.

The wage guarantee means that you can receive compensation for the salary or wage that your employer owes you. The wage guarantee applies when your employer is declared bankrupt or enters into restructuring. The administrators for bankruptcy or restructuring, appointed by the district court, will determine whether you are entitled to a wage guarantee and how much money you should receive. 

The wage guarantee ensures that you receive your severance pay for the severance period when your employment ends.

If you are entitled to a wage guarantee, the County Administrative Board (Länsstyrelsen) will pay your salary.

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Blekinge

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Dalarna

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Gotland

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Gävleborg

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Halland 

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Jämtland

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Jönköping

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Kalmar

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Kronoberg

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Norrbotten

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Skåne

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Stockholm

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Södermanland

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Uppsala

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Värmland

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Västernorrland

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Västra Götaland

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Västmanland

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Örebro

Wage guarantee at the County Administrative Board of Östergötland

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