Supreme Court rules on threshold for amendment terminations

Supreme Court rules on threshold for amendment terminations

On 15 May 2019 the Supreme Court ruled in a case concerning the validity of an amendment termination. In its decision, the court commented on the difference between the threshold for amendment terminations and that for ordinary complete terminations of employment. Although the matter at hand was regulated by the Ship Employee Act, the Supreme Court's judgment is relevant for amendment terminations under the Working Environment Act.

Proposal for new public occupational pension scheme in Norway

Proposal for new public occupational pension scheme in Norway

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.

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.

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