Is the Christmas season help in place?

Is the Christmas season help in place?

Black Week is coming to an end and the pre-Christmas season has started. For many employers, this means a need for extra staff. We give you what you need to make sure this year's Christmas season helpers are legally employed.

Get started with the statutory gender equality work

Get started with the statutory gender equality work

The Gender Equality and Discrimination Act requires businesses to work to promote gender equality and prevent discrimination. Public enterprises and private enterprises with more than 50 employees are required to follow a specific working method and to report on the work. Businesses that have not adapted to the rules should start implementing the necessary guidelines and procedures as soon as possible.

Home office - themes and issues when introducing homework as a permanent scheme

Home office - themes and issues when introducing homework as a permanent scheme

The use of home office has made its wide entry into Norwegian workplaces in 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Home office have to a large extent been forced through orders and / or recommendations from the Norwegian authorities. However, many companies have had a positive experience with home office. The employees also appreciate the flexibility that the home office provides. We experience that more companies now, especially after the reopening, are considering or introducing more permanent schemes for home offices. We believe that home offices will be a central part of the new, hybrid working life.

Extension and reintroduction of corona measures for working life

Extension and reintroduction of corona measures for working life

On 20 October 2021, 294 new cases of infection were registered in Norway. Although the infection rate is significantly lower than this spring, covid-19 still creates problems for parents with children in kindergarten and school. There is also still some uncertainty in the labour market. The Government has therefore announced that it will extend the corona measures for working life, as well as reintroduce a measure intended for freelancers and the self-employed.

New red-green government platform - what can it mean for the working life of the future?

New red-green government platform - what can it mean for the working life of the future?

Social and working life policy has been a central theme in the election campaign and there has been great tension around the outcome of the government negotiations in this regard. On Wednesday 13 October 2021, we received several clarifications when the new government platform was announced. We summarize the main points in the Hurdal platform that concern working life law. The document in its entirety can be found here.

To strike, or not to strike

To strike, or not to strike

Just after the country's theatre and concert stages opened after the corona closure, a strike puts a new wet blanket on cultural joy. Last week, the strike among cultural employees was further escalated, and both the Opera and the country's largest theatres must now cancel major performances. This affects both the audience and fellow artists who are outside the strike. Unmusical, some believe - the only way to safeguard the interests of workers, others believe.

Expectations of change with a red-green government

Expectations of change with a red-green government

The Fougner Committee presented its recommendation (NOU 2021: 9) on 23 June 2021. Several of the proposals strengthen employees' rights and tighten the requirements for the employer's organization of the company and the workforce. We expect that the new red-green government will be positive to several of the committee's assessments and proposals, and that these assessments and proposals could become a reality during the next four-year period.

Judgment from the Labour Court on calculation of seniority

Judgment from the Labour Court on calculation of seniority

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.

The Norwegian model and working life of the future

The Norwegian model and working life of the future

On Wednesday this week, the Fougner committee presented its report (NOU 2021: 9) on various forms of affiliation and business organization in working life. The committee proposes several changes that strengthen the protection of employees and set stricter requirements for how the employer organizes the business and the workforce.

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