Are you on schedule with your holiday planning?

Are you on schedule with your holiday planning?

Summer is coming soon, and many have already begun to look forward to the holidays. Here is an overview of the most important rules in the Holiday Act that employers should be aware of in order for this summer's holiday planning to go smoothly.

Happy International Workers’ Day!

Happy International Workers’ Day!

On 1st May, the workers' international day of struggle is celebrated over large parts of the world. The day was introduced and marked as a demonstration day for the labor movement for the first time in 1890. The background was a demonstration in Chicago a few years earlier, where 200,000 American workers went on strike for the introduction of an eight-hour workday and several were killed in clashes between protesters and police. Because the strike had begun on 1st May, the date was chosen as nternational day of demonstration - and has been ever since.

Highly ranked in the Legal 500 rankings 2022

Highly ranked in the Legal 500 rankings 2022

It is a pleasure to be able to inform that we are again this year highly ranked in the Legal 500 rankings 2022. Both the company as such and five of our lawyers are ranked, of which one lawyer - Trond Erik Solheim - is also ranked in the prestigious elite group " Leading Individuals”. It is a recognition that hangs high, and something that is therefore both gratifying and appreciated. In addition to Solheim the ranked lawyers are Merete Furesund, Ole Kristian Olsby, Runar Homble and Tore Lerheim.

Important clarification of use of fellow-living rotation scheme

Important clarification of use of fellow-living rotation scheme

On March 21, 2022, the Labor Court passed a judgement (Norwegian only) about an Agreement applicable to a large number of private care companies that are members of NHO (The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise). Agreement 453 determines that weekly working hours on average should not exceed 35,5 hours. Normally, the time limits in the wage agreement are binding for the employees and the enterprise so that it cannot be agreed better or poorer schemes in the company.

Reintroduction of

Reintroduction of "collective right to bring an action" - what does this mean in practice?

In line with the Hurdal platform, the unions can from 1st July 2022 take legal action against companies in matters where they believe there is illegal hiring of labor. They can do this regardless of whether their member supports or wants to participate in the lawsuit. Will this lead to an increase in the number of lawsuits about illegal hiring? And will the union eventually get a "collective right to bring an action" also in other areas, i.e., for temporary employment?

Highly ranked in Chambers Europe 2022

Highly ranked in Chambers Europe 2022

It is gratifying to be able to inform that we are also this year highly ranked in Chambers Europe 2022. Both the firm as such and five of our renowned lawyers are ranked. The ranked lawyers are Ole Kristian Olsby (managing partner and lawyer), Runar Homble (partner and lawyer), Tore Lerheim (chair of the board, partner and lawyer), Trond Erik Kvalsnes (partner and lawyer) and Trond Erik Solheim (partner and lawyer).

Trond Erik Kvalsnes joins as new partner in Homble Olsby | Littler

Trond Erik Kvalsnes joins as new partner in Homble Olsby | Littler

Trond Erik Kvalsnes joins from 1 April 2022 as new partner in Homble Olsby | Littler. Kvalsnes has a broad education and extensive experience in both working life law and management. This background has given him specialist expertise in labor disputes and power struggles, whistleblowing cases, fact findings and investigations, change-, reorganization- and downsizing processes as well as in follow-up of employees. In addition, Kvalsnes has significant experience with collective labour law, handling of collective bargaining parties and negotiations, as well as GDPR, equality- and anti-discrimination law.

New rules for home offices

New rules for home offices

The use of home offices has increased sharply during the pandemic. In many workplaces, work from home has worked well, and several employers have continued flexible home office solutions. However, many have called for clearer rules for working from home. The Government has now adopted amendments to the Home Office Regulations, which apply from 1 July 2022.

Do you have foreign employees?

Do you have foreign employees?

The employer is responsible for ensuring that the employees have legal residence in Norway. We assist a number of companies in obtaining legal residence for employees / others who will work for them in Norway. Here we give you some key points that are important to keep in mind.

Will change the Working Environment Act's rules on harassment

Will change the Working Environment Act's rules on harassment

On Women's Day on March 8, the government sent out a consultation proposal on harassment in the world of work. The proposal is part of the follow-up of the Hurdal platform, where the government announced that strengthening the work against violence and harassment in world of work would be a priority task. 

When has the dismissal reached the employee?

When has the dismissal reached the employee?

Dismissals from the employer must in principle be delivered to the employee in person or by registered letter. A recent ruling from the Borgarting Court of Appeal allows for dismissal by e-mail or upon delivery in the employee's mailbox to be accepted as well in some cases.

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