Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Norway as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Norway: Proposal to strengthen position of whistleblowers

The Norwegian Parliament is currently debating a proposal for amendments to whistle-blowing legislation, with the aim of further strengthening the position of those who report wrongdoing …

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Norway: Sickness absence stood at 5.8% in Q4 2018

During Q4 2018, average sickness absence (adjusted for seasonal and influenza variations) for employees aged 16–69 stood at 5 …

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Norway: Proposal to increase the discrimination committee’s authority for cases regarding sexual harassment

Legislation is expected this Spring on the current requirement of those suffering Sexual Harassment to take their case to court …

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Norway: What’s new in employment law in 2019

A string of new employment rights came into force last month that make employment in Norway even less attractive than before …

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Norway: Muslim man refuses to shake hands with women, loses job

Gender discrimination is a more serious infraction than religious discrimination – at least in Norway …

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Norway: Sickness absence stood at 6.2% in Q2 2018

During Q2 2018, sickness absence (adjusted for seasonal and influenza variations) for employees aged 16–69 stood at 6 …

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Norway: Disruption patrol alerts authorities of work-related crime

Employers and trade unions have set up a system of private patrols to monitor illegal operators, mainly in the building trade …

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Norway: Sickness absence (Q1 2018)

During the 1st quarter of 2018, sickness absence (adjusted for seasonal and influenza variations) for employees aged 16–69 stood at 6 …

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Norway: Sickness absence Q4 2017

During the 4th quarter of 2017, sickness absence (adjusted for seasonal and influenza variations) for employees aged 16–69 stood at 6 …

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Norway: Travel time constitutes paid working time if the travel is ordered by the employer

As well as being tied to the European Union through the EEA agreement, Norway continues to belong to the much diminished European Free Trade Area (EFTA) …

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Norway: Labour force participation rate

Over the year to Q2 2017, the labour force participation rate amongst men aged 15-74 fell by 1 …

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Norway: Tougher Sanctions from labor inspectorate

If a company has its operations stopped by Norway’s Labour Inspectorate because if an imminent danger to life and health a substantial fee for breach is now payable …

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Norway: Labour disputes

56% of all working days lost due to labour disputes in Norway last year took place in the restaurants and hotels sector …

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Norway: Sickness absence (Q4 2016)

Sickness absence – adjusted for seasonal and influenza variations – amounted to 6 …

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Norway: Working alone

A new report from the Fafo Research Foundation in Oslo highlights the health and safety issues associated with working alone …

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