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This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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New review on pension schemes

August 2012 - Employment. Legal Developments by Advokatfirmaet Grette DA.

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Questions on pensions have long had a large political focus in Norway, in connection with pension reforms such as obligatory occupational pension and changes in the National Insurance Scheme.

New review on pension schemes

July 2012 - Employment. Legal Developments by Advokatfirmaet Grette DA.

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Questions on pensions have long had a large political focus in Norway, in connection with pension reforms such as obligatory occupational pension and changes in the National Insurance Scheme.

New provisions on the hiring of temporary staff from recruitment agencies

July 2012 - Employment. Legal Developments by Advokatfirmaet Grette DA.

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The Government is at present working on a proposal for the inclusion of EU’s directive on temporary staff recruitment agencies (2008/104/EF) into Norwegian law. The directive regulates, i.a., the member countries’ possibilities to limit companies’ access to hire staff, and rules on which working conditions employees of recruitment agencies are entitled to during their period of hire.

Principal new judgement of The Supreme Court regarding pension

July 2010 - Employment. Legal Developments by Wiersholm.

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On 7 April this year, the Supreme Court pronounced judgement in a case between Fokus Bank and a group of employees in the bank. The case concerned the matter of whether an employer may unilaterally change (“convert”) the employees’ pension scheme from performance-based to contribution-based. The Supreme Court concluded that Fokus Bank had the right to unilaterally convert the pension scheme to a contribution scheme. The Supreme Court’s reasons are principal and presumptive in the sense that employers have such a right, even when the new contribution scheme clearly is less beneficial for the employees than the old performance scheme.

Newsletter: Norway to impose licensing requirements in relation to partnerships

January 2010 - Employment. Legal Developments by Wikborg Rein.

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NORWAY TO IMPOSE LICENSING REQUIREMENTS IN RELATION TO PARTNERSHIPS Norwegian authorities intend to close a regulatory loophole according to a recently published proposal for amendments to the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. Under the proposed amendment, providers of intermediary services, such as distributors of private equity funds and other closed ended collective investment schemes, must be licensed as investment firms when offering shares in partnership structures to non-professional investors in the Norwegian market.

Hold pĂĄ dialogen nĂĄr det kommer til masseoppsigelser

November 2009 - Employment. Legal Developments by Advokatfirmaet Grette DA.

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Når man skal håndtere masseoppsigelser er det viktig å holde på den gode dialogen. Ifølge arbeidsmiljøloven er det snakk om masseoppsigelse når ti arbeidstakere mister jobben innenfor et tidsrom på 30 dager og oppsigelsene ikke er begrunnet i de enkelte arbeidstakere, men i stedet i selve virksomhetens forhold.

Using expatriate workers may lead to considerable extra cost

Hiring and using expatriates to do a job in Norway might result in considerable additional expenses, when Norwegian rules are not followed. The law firm Brækhus Dege can assist Norwegian and non-Norwegian companies in avoiding the potential problems.

Labour law and related issues

August 2008 - Employment. Legal Developments by Wiersholm.

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Employees in Norway enjoy considerable statutory protection. The vast majority of employees in Norway are members of trade unions, and a majority of jobs in the private sector are with employers who are members of employers associations. Collective agreements are an important supplement to the statutory rules.

Temporary Engagements in Norwegian labour law: reform undone?

October 2005 - Employment. Legal Developments by Advokatfirmaet Grette DA.

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A new act that is supposed to replace present ?Norwegian Working Environment Act? of 1977 was ratified in June 2005, and it was planned to have it enter into force on 1st January 2006. The new act is mainly a codification of the unwritten law, but it also introduces some substantive changes compared to present law. Some of the changes concern temporary engagements.

Mandatory Occupational Pension

October 2005 - Employment. Legal Developments by Advokatfirmaet Grette DA.

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Earlier this year, the Norwegian Parliament (Stortinget) decided that a mandatory occupational pension scheme would be introduced and become effective from 1st January 2006. A proposal including more detailed regulations was drafted by The Banking Law Commission and The Norwegian Ministry of Finance. This article explains the main features of the prosed mandatory pension scheme.

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