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    The rules for temporary employment in Norway

    By Ewa-Ruby Mellemsæter - Lawyer 22. April 2021

    Sometimes a company needs temporary employees. This could be in situations where the regular staff is on vacation, or to cope with an increased number of assignments in certain periods. However, there are strict rules for when your business can hire people on temporary work contracts. Do you know these rules?

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    Topics: Labour Law, Work in Norway

    Norwegian National Insurance Scheme

    By Erling Larsen - Lawyer 31. March 2021

    To be entitled to services from The National Insurance Scheme (NAV) in Norway you must have a compulsory membership, or you must be accepted as a voluntary member upon application. Examples of services provided through the National Insurance Scheme in Norway are; treatments by a doctor, psychologist, sick pay, child benefit and pension.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Moved to Norway? Moved from Norway? Do I need to report and pay tax to Norway?

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 24. March 2021

    Moving to or from Norway triggers many tax questions. The most common questions are related to Norwegian resident criteria and tax return obligations.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

    5 tax deductions to claim in your Norwegian tax return

    By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 18. March 2021

    Everyone who has capital or income from work performed in Norway must submit a tax return. The due date for filing your tax return 2020 is 30 April 2021.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

    Norwegian tax return: Commuting and commuter expenses

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 11. March 2021

    Do you have to live somewhere else than your real home, to work? Then you may be a commuter and thereby entitled to several tax deductions in Norway.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

    A brief guide to your Norwegian tax return

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 4. March 2021

    Anyone who receives income from work in Norway or on the Norwegian continental shelf, is required to file a Norwegian tax return.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

    Brexit National Insurance

    By Erling Larsen - Lawyer 1. March 2021

    From 1 January 2021 the transition period was ending, and UK was no longer member of the EEA agreement. This have an impact for the UK nationals who are living and working in Norway. Coordination of the social and security membership between Norway and UK was one of many areas that needs clarifications..

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Brexit

    Workforce reductions in Norway: Be aware of the employee rights!

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 11. February 2021

    Historically, the unions and employees in Norway have a strong position. This is particularly evident in the strict procedures that must be followed, and in the numerous rights employees in Norway enjoy in situations of workforce reductions. Even if the employer’s economic situation is critical, it is important to follow the correct procedures in order to avoid potential claims.

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    Topics: Labour Law, Work in Norway

    Annual wage report in Norway

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 21. January 2021

    Do you have employees who performed work in Norway in 2020? Don’t forget the annual wage report.

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    Topics: Corporate Taxes, Work in Norway

    Do the right things when doing business in Norway

    By Martin Wikborg - Partner 14. January 2021

    Non-Norwegian enterprises doing business in Norway will find that the basic Norwegian compliance obligations are rather burdensome. Failure to comply commonly may results in severe sanctions. As always, it is better to do the right things from the beginning than to tidy up afterwards.

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    Topics: Corporate Law, Corporate Taxes, VAT, Labour Law, Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway, Business in Norway

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