New ruling from the Supreme Court on the employer's right to manage

New ruling from the Supreme Court on the employer's right to manage

In the Supreme Court’s judgment of 13th November 2020, the question was if agreements on severance packages in the event of voluntary resignation, which was entered into in a downsizing process, could partly be set aside because they were contrary to good business practices or unreasonableness, cf. Norway’s Contract Act of 1918 section 36. To decide this question, the Supreme Court had to take a stand on whether the employees were entitled to an early retirement pension in such a process based on the previous employer's promise.

Amendment of rules in the pension scheme – own pension account

Amendment of rules in the pension scheme – own pension account

Earlier this year, draft regulations on own pension account were sent out for consultation. The consultation deadline was 3 August 2020, and the new rules will probably enter into force at the beginning of 2021. The purpose of the amendment of rules is to make it easier for employees to receive the best possible pension. Employees must be able to choose who will manage the pension capital, which will lead to greater competition in the market.

Working life related crime – hearings

Working life related crime – hearings

The government has sent out several hearings aimed at preventing crime related to working life. The hearings address, among other things, criminal liability for wage theft, increased penalties for breaches of provisions in the Working Environment Act and a provision that wages must be paid via a bank.

Littler Globals COVID-19 Survey Report

Littler Globals COVID-19 Survey Report

With COVID-19 giving rise to a host of novel workplace issues, Littler Global recently surveyed over 750 human resources executives and in-house counsel across Europe on their key concerns and strategies.

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