Length of service in workforce reductions

Length of service in workforce reductions

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.

Lerheim number six

Lerheim number six

Tore Lerheim recieved a strong place as number six among Norwegian employment law lawyers in the annual assessment by the Financial newspaper, published today. The award is based on votes from lawyer colleagues in other firms.

Changes in the provisions concerning temporary redundancy

Changes in the provisions concerning temporary redundancy

The employer's obligation to pay salary during the first period of a temporary redundancy (employer I period), increases from 10 to 15 days simultaneously with the repeal of the duty to pay salary during the employer II period. In addition, the maximum period which the employer is exempted from the obligation to pay salary during a temporary redundancy, decreases from 49 to 26 weeks.

Judgment by the Supreme Court in the Norwegian-case

Judgment by the Supreme Court in the Norwegian-case

The Norwegian Supreme Court has made its decision in the so-called Norwegian-case, which concerns employer responsibility. The Supreme Court gave judgment in favour of Norwegian, and thus decided that the parent company did not have employer responsibility for the pilots and the cabin crew.

Personal liability for unlawful termination

Personal liability for unlawful termination

Borgarting Court of Appeal recently found grounds for personal liability for damages as a result of unlawful termination of an employee in a company which later became banktrupt. The judgment is a reminder that board members, shareholders and others who participates in the operation of the company may be held liable for damages in the event of negligent acts or omissions.

We’re hiring

We’re hiring

In order to handle increased and more varied assignments, we wish to hire 1-2 lawyers/ associates. We are primarily looking for people with 2-5 years of experience as a lawyer/ legal practitioner, but we also accept applications from more experienced lawyers/legal practitioners, or graduates.

Settlement of the principle of seniority in the Basic Agreement

Settlement of the principle of seniority in the Basic Agreement

The dispute between The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO) and the Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) before the Labour Court of Norway (Arbeidsretten) has recently been settled. The dispute arose in connection with the so-called Skanska case, which shall now be tried before the Supreme Court in Norway. The Supreme Court must determine whether this settlement may lead to an overruling of the Court of Appeal’s judgment in the case.

Seminar on Employee Influence in the Nordics

Seminar on Employee Influence in the Nordics

Homble Olsby in cooperation with IUNO, Setterwalls and Krogerus invites companies to a series of seminars focusing on employee influence in the Nordic Region. The seminars will be held in Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo and Stockholm during November 2018. The seminars are aimed at Human Resource Professionals and people with HR responsibility in the Nordic Region.  

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