Maddy Savage, BBC Capital, re: Sweden’s leave policy:
For the last two decades, full-time workers with permanent jobs have had the right to take a six-month leave of absence to launch a company (or alternatively, to study or to look after a relative). Bosses can only say no if there are crucial operational reasons they can’t manage without a staff member, or if the new business is viewed as direct competition. Employees are expected to be able to return in the same position as previously.
This is terrific. What an incredible way to allow people to explore their passion projects while mitigating some of the risk of doing so.