Hiring employees in Norway

Resource Type: Country Guides | Published Date: 1 February 2021

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Our team of international HR, payroll, compensation & benefits experts have compiled everything you need to know when employing in Norway so that you can meet your global expansion objectives.

The guide covers the fundamentals you need to be on top of, including the Labour Disputes Act, the Vacation Act, the National Insurance Act, the Personal Data Act and the Equality & Anti-Discrimination Act.

For example, nationals of Nordic countries (such as Finland, Iceland, Sweden, Denmark etc) do not require a permit to live or work in Norway.

This guidance will enable you to navigate the complexities of Norwegian legislation, providing you with the understanding needed to operate compliantly.

The full contents of the detailed guide to employing staff in Norway are as follows: 

  • Employment of foreigners
  • Employment contracts
  • Probation
  • Remuneration
  • Working hours and time off
  • Leave
  • Social security coverage
  • Workers’ compensation insurance
  • Supplemental benefits
  • Termination of employment
  • Discrimination
  • Industrial relations
  • Data protection

This country guide is intended to be a summary of the major areas of employment law & HR practice and does not constitute legal or HR advice. The guidance was correct at the time of publishing and professional advice should always be sought as specific needs arise.

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