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Invitation: Nordic HR legal seminars - September 2017
Nordic HR Legal Seminars on recruitment and hiring in the Nordic Region In cooperation with the law firms IUNO in Denmark, Setterwalls in Sweden and Krogerus in Finland, Homble Olsby invites companies to a series of seminars focusing on recruitment and hiring in the Nordic Region. The seminars will be held in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm during September 2017. The seminars are aimed at Human Resource Professionals and people with HR responsibility in the Nordic Region.
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Merete Furesund new partner in Homble Olsby
Merete Furesund joined Homble Olsby as partner on May 1st 2017. She came from the position as senior lawyer in Kvale law firm.
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Homble Olsby highly ranked by Chambers and Partners
The results of Chambers and Partners’ annual lawyer survey were published on 10 April 2017. Again, Homble Olsby is ranked as one of the leading firms within employment law and pension law in Norway.
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Solheim tops pension ranking
Chambers and Partners rank law firms and lawyers based on interviews with clients and other lawyers. In the 2016 survey Trond Erik Solheim remains among the seven lawyers topping the pension law ranking.
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Diversity in the workplace
Diversity in the workplace is an increasingly important issue both for employers and for other stakeholders. Positive action can help to increase the representation of traditionally disadvantaged groups in the workplace, but employers must take care to ensure that such measures do not inadvertently lead to unlawful discrimination.
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Anders Reiremo new partner in Homble Olsby
Lawyer Anders Reiremo joined Homble Olsby as partner on the 1st of October 2016. He came from the position as lawyer and partner at Albaran.
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Employee or independent contractor?
The High Court recently clarified the distinction between employees and independent contractors in a case involving a child welfare social worker engaged by the municipality.
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Getting the deal through - Labour & Employment 2016
The 2016 edition of Getting the deal through was just released. The Labour & Employment chapter regarding Norway is written by Homble Olsby partners Tore Lerheim and Ole Kristian Olsby.
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Homble Olsby highly ranked by Chambers and Partners
The results of Chambers and Partners’ annual lawyer survey were published on 25 April 2016. Again, Homble Olsby is ranked as one of the leading firms within employment law and pension law in Norway.
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Solheim tops pension ranking
Chambers and Partners rank law firms and lawyers based on interviews with clients and other lawyers. In the 2016 survey Trond Erik Solheim remains among the seven lawyers topping the pension law ranking.
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Homble Olsby highly ranked by Legal 500
The result of the Legal 500's annual lawyer survey was published on 13 April 2016. Again, Homble Olsby is ranked as one of the leading firms within employment law in Norway.
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New law on restrictive covenants
Mirroring developments in Denmark (for further details please see "Bill on restrictive employment covenants resubmitted"), in December 2015 the Norwegian Parliament adopted new rules on restrictive covenants in the labour market. The bill entered into force on January 1 2016. The rules are included in the Working Environment Act and represent major amendments. The new legislation has several similarities with the Danish rules.
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International employment disputes: potential issues
The Borgarting Court of Appeal recently ruled in a case regarding choice of law in an international employment dispute. The case, which is still pending before the courts, demonstrates the various issues that can arise in international employment disputes.
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Bill proposes restrictions on non-compete and non-soliticitation clauses
The government has introduced a bill, Prop 85L, setting out new rules on restrictive covenants in the labour market. The proposal includes both non-compete clauses and non-solicitation clauses, and would make major amendments to the existing legislation. If implemented, the new rules will have significant implications for both employers and employees.
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Liberalisation of temporary contracts rules: two steps forward and one back?
Traditionally, Norwegian employees have enjoyed extensive rights and protection. Shortly after the two right-wing parties, Høyre and Frp, formed a government in Autumn 2013, they announced changes to the Working Environment Act. The government is now in the process of adapting the legislative amendments.
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Standard of proof – summary dismissal based on alleged criminal offence
In a December 3 2014 decision (HR-2014-2364-A), the Supreme Court assessed for the first time the question of the applicable standard of proof in a case regarding summary dismissal based on an alleged criminal offence. The Supreme Court's ruling considered the application of the standard of proof in criminal proceedings or cases regarding defamatory statements, and whether a lower standard of proof than 'beyond a reasonable doubt' would constitute breach of the European Convention of Human Rights and the Norwegian Constitution.
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Kimsås-Otterbech top employment law attorney
Kapital has named Norways most outstanding attorneys in private law. Stein Kimsås-Otterbech was named the top employment law attorney. In the survey, the attorneys themselves have ranked their colleagues.
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  • Immigration law Norway
    Norway’s membership in the EEA means that Norwegian immigration regulations generally comply with the regulations within the EU. Norway has implemented EU Directive 2004/38/EC, regarding the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the member states. Norway has also implemented the Posted Workers Directive (96/71/EC).
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  • Business establishment in Norway
    Homble Olsby also provides legal and practical advice on business establishment in Norway. This includes:
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  • GTDT - Labour & Employment 2016
    The Labour & Employment chapter regarding Norway of the 2016 edition of Getting the deal through is written by Homble Olsby partners Tore Lerheim and Ole Kristian Olsby.
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