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

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 6. August 2019

    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: Labor Law, Work in Norway, Business in Norway

    Work permits in Norway for skilled workers

    By Christian Lyngholm Fjeldsøe - Associate lawyer 25. June 2019

    Foreign nationals who intend to work in Norway may need to apply for a work permit. Generally, non-EU/EEA/Swiss nationals need to apply for a permit to reside and work in Norway. Working in Norway illegally may result in reactions such as expulsion, prohibition from future entry, and registration in the Schengen Information System.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Business in Norway

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

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 28. May 2019

    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: Labor Law, Work in Norway

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

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 16. April 2019

    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

    Norwegian National Insurance Scheme

    By Erling Larsen - Lawyer 11. April 2019

    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 treatment by a doctor, psychologist, sick pay, child benefit and pension.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    5 tax deductions to claim in your Norwegian tax return

    By May-Liz Rasmussen - Tax advisor 2. April 2019

    Everyone who has capital or income from work performed in Norway must submit a tax return. The due date for filing your tax return 2018 is 30 April 2019.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Norwegian tax return: Commuting and commuter expenses

    By Christina Fahle - Lawyer 19. March 2019

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

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    A brief guide to your Norwegian tax return

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 5. March 2019

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

    The Norwegian tax year coincides with the calendar year, and the tax return must be submitted by 30 April in the year after the income was received. This means that if you work in Norway this year, then you will likely need to file a tax return by 30 April next year.

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    Topics: Work in Norway, Tax return in Norway

    Remember to file your extract of accounts to the Norwegian tax administration

    By Inger Lise Løvneseth - Partner 28. February 2019

    All companies that have assets or receive income in Norway must submit an annual tax return. This annual tax return must include, an extract of accounts related to the company’s Norwegian turnover/activity.

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    Topics: Work in Norway

    Be aware of the strict rules for termination of employment in Norway

    By Erik Engeland - Lawyer 19. February 2019

    Do you have employees working in Norway? If so then you should be aware of the extensive and mandatory protection employees are given according to the Norwegian Working Environment Act.  These rules are particularly important when dealing with a dismissal of an employee.

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

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