Recent news

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

Norway: Amendments to the Holidays Act now in force

Changes to the Norwegian Holidays Act came into force on July 1st 2014 …

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Norway: Proposed changes to the Work Environment Act

The government of Norway has released further details on its proposed changes to the Work Environment Act …

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Norway: Proposed simplification of sickness monitoring

The government of Norway has proposed amendments to the Work Environment Act and the National Insurance Act to simplify the monitoring of sick leave …

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Norway: Ministry proposes changes to employment laws

The Norwegian Ministry of Labour has proposed amendments to the Holiday Act with the intention of bringing it in line with Article 7 of the EU Working Time Directive …

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Norway: Parents given more choice on who takes parental leave

In Norway, the amount of parental leave reserved specifically for one parent has been reduced from 14 to 10 weeks for both mothers and fathers …

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Norway: Sickness absence (Q4 2013)

Levels of sickness absenteeism in Norway are reported to have remained relatively stable between Q3 2013 and Q4 2013 after having fallen for the previous three consecutive quarters …

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Norway: Preliminary report on wage settlements

The Norwegian Technical Calculation Committee for Wage Settlements (TBU) has released its preliminary report on the basis for wage settlements in 2014 …

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Norway: Sickness absence decreasing (Q3 2013)

According to the Ministry of Labour, the number of days of sick leave taken in Norway decreased by 3% between Q2 and Q3 2013 …

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Norway: Business tax reductions

Under its tax programme for 2014, the government of Norway is proposing a number of changes to business taxation …

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