Tips, recommendations and common pitfalls.
Most employers in Norway have already settled the holiday period. Our recommendation going forward, is to carry out proper assessments on the recurring temporary layoffs, and the need for labour based on a long-term perspective. COVID-19 has significantly impacted the Norwegian economy and, as a result, employers will need to implement a cost reduction strategy. If the measures include redundancy and dismissals, the employer should begin to plan how they intend to carry out this process. Employers should further asses how the work will be organised when the employees return from holiday, including consideration of whether employees shall be permitted to work from home.