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Q&A: Labour & Employment Law in Norway

May 29 2020 A Q&A guide to the essential considerations surrounding labour and employment law in Norway, including key legislation, restrictions and liabilities for employers.

COVID-19 FAQs: recalling workers who have been temporarily laid off

June 17 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions are relaxed and society gradually reopens, employers may need to call laid-off employees back to work. This…

Discrimination based on religious grounds: employee's refusal to shake hands with women

January 23 2019 The Anti-discrimination Tribunal recently concluded that a municipality's refusal to extend a temporary employee's contract after he refused to meet…

Employee or independent contractor?

September 21 2016 The High Court recently clarified the distinction between employees and independent contractors in a case involving a child welfare social worker…

At a glance: termination of employment in Norway

June 12 2019 A look at the key legal provisions governing the termination of employment in Norway, including grounds for dismissal, notice requirements and severance pay, among other things.

Companies should assess whistleblowing notification systems following EU directive

June 30 2021 The EU has adopted a directive to ensure a high level of protection for whistleblowers. This means that companies should review their notification…

New legislative measures to combat work-related crime

June 30 2021 Parliament recently passed several legislative amendments to make it easier to fight work-related crime. The amendments remove the possibility to pay…

ECtHR ruling on use of boycott in labour conflict

June 23 2021 The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) recently ruled in the 'Holship' case. Two unions had made a complaint against Norway because they believed…

Supreme Court clarifies that provisions in terminated collective agreements can remain effective

June 16 2021 In its judgment in the 'Grefsenhjemmet case', the Supreme Court clarified that provisions on salary increases for long service in a collective…

New ruling on termination and offer of new employment on new terms

June 2 2021 The Gulating Court of Appeal recently issued a decision which considered whether an employer had issued an unjustifiable termination and offer of new…