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    Pension in Norway – pension from the National Insurance Scheme

    By Erling Larsen - Lawyer 20. July 2021

    Have you been working in Norway, paid Norwegian National Insurance and are uncertain if you are entitled to any Norwegian pension? And if so, how you calculate your Norwegian pension? Hopefully, this blog can provide some answers.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Pension

    Working hours in Norway – calculation based on a fixed average

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 8. July 2021

    Calculation of working hours based on a fixed average means that employees can work more for a period of time, provided that they receive the corresponding time off duty later as compensation. Such a scheme may reduce the number of overtime hours. Here are the rules you, as an employer, need to know.

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    Topics: Labour Law, Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    Tender for public contracts in Norway

    By Guest blogger - Inventura 1. July 2021

    The annual value of Norwegian public procurement is estimated at more than NOK 500 billion. The marketplace is substantial, and both Norwegian and foreign entities can participate in public tenders. So how do you find relevant public contracts to tender for in Norway?

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    Topics: Public Procurement

    EU Taxonomy screening criteria – New approvals by the European Commission 21 April 2021

    By Terese Eriksen Eldholm - Associate lawyer 24. June 2021

    The EU Taxonomy sets out four main conditions for an economic activity to qualify as environmentally sustainable. One of these conditions is that the activity complies with technical screening criteria established by the European Commission.

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    Topics: Business in Norway, Sustainability

    Meet our employees – this is Vlora

    By Magnus Legal 19. June 2021

    At Magnus Legal we are fortunate to work with many very talented and fine colleagues. Here's one of them. Meet Vlora Haxhimehmedi.

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    Topics: Employees

    Business in Norway: Hiring-out of labour or construction and assembly contract?

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 17. June 2021

    To distinguish between hiring-out of labour and a construction and assembly contract is important to prevent unforeseen surprises from the tax office in Norway.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    Norway enters into free trade agreement with the United Kingdom

    By Henrik Moen - Associate lawyer 8. June 2021

    On the 4th of June, the Norwegian government announced that Norway has entered into the largest free trade agreement since the EEA agreement. The government is now waiting for the consent of the Norwegian parliament to enter into the agreement before it is ratified by Norway. The agreement is expected to take effect at the earliest during the summer of 2021.

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    Topics: Brexit

    9 things to remember for a foreign company hiring a Norwegian employee to work in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 3. June 2021

    Are you representing a foreign company and are looking to hire a Norwegian to work in Norway? How do you make sure you are compliant with the Norwegian rules?

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    Topics: Labour Law, Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    The rules for working hours and overtime in Norway

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 27. May 2021

    The Norwegian Working Environment Act regulates overtime and the calculation of general working hours. It is important that the employer calculates working hours in accordance with the law and pay correct overtime fees.

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    Topics: Labour Law

    Check and correct your self-assessment

    By Elise Back Rustad - Tax adviser 20. May 2021

    The Norwegian tax assessment determines the tax basis and calculation of tax liability for the taxpayer and is based on the submitted self-assessment. Have you discovered that your submitted tax return has errors or omissions? Here is a short overview of how to control and correct your self-assessment.

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    Topics: Tax return in Norway

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