KEY DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2017


Developments for 2017

The top three developments for 2017 are likely to be (i) increased legal protection for whistleblowers, (ii) increased access to exempt persons with independent positions from working time regulations and (iii) increased focus on harmonization of public sector pension with private sector pension.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS FOR 2016


New legislation regarding non-compete and non-solicitation clauses

In January 2016, new legislation regarding non-compete and non-solicitation clauses in employment relationships was implemented. The new rules have significant implications for both employers and employees, introducing a maximum non-compete period of 12 months, the right to full compensation during the restrictive period, and an obligation for the employer to document specific grounds for applying the clause. The legislation requires that non-compete and non-solicitation clauses are designed differently. Employers have one year to renegotiate existing clauses.

With thanks to André Istad Johansen of Selmer for his invaluable collaboration on this update.