Please find here the latest edition of Jackson Lewis’ International Employment Issues Practice Group Cross-Border Newsletter, entitled “Family Leave Trends for a Global Company”. This edition focusses on the overall global movement towards increased accommodations for parents before and after childbirth, both through legislation and business culture.
Social Security Persons who work or are residents in Norway are, as a rule, obliged to be members of and to pay contributions to the Social Security Scheme. Employers have to pay social security contributions on wages and other remuneration that the employers have to report. The obligation to pay employer’s social security contributions does […]
Brief Description of Employees’ and Employers’ Associations The two main unions are the LO (Norwegian Federation of Trade Unions), representing employees, and the NHO (Confederation of Norwegian Business and Industry), representing employers. Both unions are umbrella organisations and consist of a number of smaller unions. The affiliated unions to LO are often vertically organised, including […]
Grounds for Termination Grounds for termination include i) Dismissal of an employee due to business related reasons; ii) Dismissal of an employee due to reasons related to the individual employee; iii) Collective dismissal based on objective grounds; iv) Resignation by the employee; v) Expiration of the contract term or end of the specific job; vi) […]
Employees’ Rights in Case of a Transfer of Undertaking The rights and obligations of the former employer ensuing from the contract of employment or employment relationships in force on the date of transfer shall be transferred to the new employer. Requirements for Predecessor and Successor Parties The previous employer and the new employer are obliged […]
Minimum Requirements The employment contract is required to be in writing and must contain certain elements pertinent to the employment. Fixed-term/Open-ended Contracts The main rule is fixed employment. Temporary employment engagements shall not exceed 15% of the total number of employees in the undertaking, of course it is always permissible to enter into such engagement […]
What are the legal minimum working conditions in Norway?
L&E Global’s Global Employment Law Highlights Spring 2013 report covers the latest trends in employment law throughout the world.