The Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs presented its proposal for a new public occupational pension scheme yesterday (Prop. 87 L 2018-2019). The proposal is based on the agreement that was reached after negotiations between the parties in the working life in the spring of 2018, and entails (with some exceptions and transitional rules) that new rules concerning earning of retirement pension apply to all employees in the public sector from 1 January 2020.
5 April 2019, the Government proposed changes to the whistle-blowing provisions in the Working Environment Act.
On 28 February 2019 the Supreme Court pronounced a judgement regarding the importance of length of service in the employer’s selection in workforce reductions. The question was to what extent the employer in the selection could deviate from the order of length of service based on an assessment of the employees' competence and professional excellence.