The Norwegian social security system is a public insurance that provides people who lives in Norway with financial support at occurrences such as sickness, pregnancy and childbirth, unemployment, old age, death and loss of dependency. In order to be eligible for social security benefits, the applicant must be a member of the National Insurance Scheme. The main rule is that all individual’s resident in Norway have compulsory membership in the National Insurance Scheme. Individuals staying in Norway is deemed to be resident in Norway when the stay is intended to last for at least 12 months.
There is a close correlation between employment law and a number of social security issues, including the right to benefits relating to unemployment, sickness, accidents and injuries, as well as pregnancy and childbirth. Furthermore, entering into severance agreements who includes that an employee receives severance pay or is exempted from the obligation to perform work during the notice period may affect the employee's entitlement to receive certain social security benefits, such as unemployment benefits, sickness benefits and work assessment allowance.
In-depth knowledge of social security rules and regulations is an important prerequisite for being able to provide sound advice on employment law. Homble Olsby has extensive expertise and experience in assisting both employees and employers in connection with social security issues that may arise in employment relationships.