Recent news

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

Norway: Call for competency standards

A six-week strike of railway engineers in Norway has been called off following a joint invitation by both parties for the Transport Minister to step in …

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Norway: Amendments to the law on restrictive covenants

An amendment to the Norwegian Working Environment Act came into force on January 1st 2016, placing new restrictions on non-compete and non-solicitation clauses in employment contracts …

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Norway: Further review of upper age limits on employment protection

A committee has just been set up by Norway’s Ministry of Labour and Social affairs to consider further increasing — or entirely removing — the upper age limit for employment protection in the country …

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Norway: Changes to occupational safety regulations

A number of small changes to Norway’s occupational safety regulations were recently adopted by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs …

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Norway: Regulation to allow derogation from equal treatment rules

Today a new regulation comes into force in Norway allowing derogation from the rules of equal treatment in relation to agency workers …

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Norway: Increase in trade union membership

According to the latest report by Statistics Norway, trade unions had 1,780,000 members on December 31st 2014 …

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Norway: Proposed amendments to laws on restrictive covenants

The government of Norway is currently considering a number of changes to the law on restrictive covenants …

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Norway: Changes to occupational safety regulations

A number of minor changes have been made to Norway’s occupational safety regulations …

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Norway: Average wage statistics by sector

Statistics Norway has produced a series of statistical reports regarding average monthly earnings, excluding overtime pay, for a number of sectors …

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Norway: Plans to amend temporary work rules

Changes to the rules on temporary employment have been proposed by the Norwegian Labour Ministry …

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Norway: Sickness absence (Q1-Q2 2014)

Statistics Norway — an independent institution under the Ministry of Finance — has released a report regarding sickness absences …

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Norway: Statistics on the transition from work to retirement

The European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, has recently published data on the transition from work to retirement in the EU during 2012 …

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Norway: Wage deal reached

The oil industry in Norway has reached a pay deal with the trade union SAFE, removing the threat of strike action …

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Norway: Amendments to sickness monitoring

Amendments to the Work Environment Act that simplify sickness monitoring in Norway have now come into force …

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Norway: Proposal to amend labour immigration rules

Norway’s Directorate of Immigration has begun a consultation process to amend the country’s immigration laws after becoming aware of certain problems with the current regulations …

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