The Norwegian Supreme Court has ruled that the termination of a senior employee was invalid because the selection group for downsising was too narrowly set. Employers bound by similar seniority clauses/principle of seniority in collective agreements must now be careful not to set aside seniority considerations by limiting selection circles
The government has decided that a committee representing trade unions and employers’ associations shall assess the legal framework for working life. The committee shall in particular analyse the different rules on employment and how to engage labour
The Department of Labour and Social Affairs has proposed changes aimed at clarifying which situations should, and should not, fall within the scope of the whistle-blowing rules
Even in the era of far-reaching international trade agreements and regional economic and political partnerships, the majority of laws and regulations governing the workplace are still determined by the individual countries where employees work.
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A large construction company lost a downsizing-case in the Supreme Court. However, both the employer- and employee-sides cannot seem to agree on the grounds for the decision
On 1 January 2019, new rules on permanent employment and hiring from temporary work agencies came into force. The new rules on permanent employment introduces a prohibition on so-called “Zero-hour”-contracts
The Supreme Court ruled that a court may not decide that an employee shall receive salary during legal proceedings without having the possibility to work.
The new Personal Data Act came into force on 20 July 2018. With this event, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is implemented in Norway
Dismissal of a pregnant employee ruled void because employer had not made it highly probable that the dismissal was based on other grounds
Traveling allowance constitutes “salary and cost coverage” and is part of the basic working and employment conditions of a temporary agency worker due to the principle of equal treatment