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Employment

  • Employment contract »

    Everyone is entitled to a written employment contract, irrespective of the length of employment or the percentage of a full-time position. The employment contract describes employees and employers’...

  • Working hours »

    In principle, normal working hours are maximum nine hours per day and 40 hours per seven days. If you work different work rotas, the weekly working hours are 38 or 36 hours for a sev...

  • Pay »

    As a rule, pay is not regulated by law in Norway, and there is therefore no general minimum wage. Having a clear and unambiguous written agreement on pay is therefore very important. Many enterpris...

  • ID cards in the building industry »

    Everyone working on construction sites in Norway must have a special identity card; this applies to both Norwegian and foreign employees in full and part-time positions, on short or long-term contr...

  • ID cards in the cleaning industry »

    All employees, both Norwegian and foreign, who carry out cleaning work must have an ID card from the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. The requirement for an ID card also applies to self-emplo...

  • Holidays and holiday pay »

    All employees who start a job before 30 October are entitled to 25 working days’ holiday by the end of the holiday year (which follows the calendar year), irrespective of whether they are entitled ...

  • Leave »

    An employee is entitled to take leave in connection with pregnancy, care in connection with birth, births and parental leave. Leave rights in connection with having a child mean that, together, par...

  • Self-certified sickness absence/Sick leave »

    As an employee, you are entitled to self-declared sick leave, i.e. to notify your employer that you are unable to work due to illness without having to present a medical certificate. The main rule ...

  • Sickness benefit »

    Loss of income due to illness may entitle you to sickness benefit. The condition is that you have been employed for at least four weeks before sick leave begins. Your are entitled to sickness benef...

  • Temporary lay-offs »

    An employer can, in whole or in part, be excused from the obligation to pay wages, and an employee can temporarily be excused from the obligation to work, in connection with temporary lay-offs. Rea...

  • Dismissal »

    An employer may dismiss an employee if he/she has reasonable grounds for doing so. The reasonable grounds must be based on circumstances relating to either the employee or the employer/ enterprise....

  • Collective redundancies »

    By 'collective redundancies' is meant notice of dismissal given to at least ten employees within a period of 30 days, without being warranted by reasons relating to the individual employees. Emplo...

  • Dismissal without notice »

    An employer can summarily dismiss an employee if the employee is in gross breach of his/her obligations or is otherwise in material breach of the employment contract. This means that the employee w...