The Labour Court recently handed down a judgment that provides key guidelines for how seniority should be calculated upon temporary lay-off. The parties to the case were the Norwegian Air Traffic Controllers' Association on the one hand, and Spekter and Avinor Flysikring on the other. The main question in the case was how seniority was to be understood in connection with selection in a temporary layoff process - as total service time or continuous service time. The question has not previously been dealt with either in the Supreme Court case law or in practice from the Labour Court, and the judgment thus provides an important clarification of the calculation question.
On 14 June 2021, the Parliament passed the new Transparency Act. The Transparency Act shall promote companies' respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions and ensure the public access to information on how companies handle negative consequences for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions.
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