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.
The Norwegian Holidays Act states that employees are entitled to a minimum of four weeks and one day of vacation per year. However, most Norwegian employees have agreements allowing them five weeks of vacation per year.
From 1 January 2021 the transition period is ending, and UK is no longer member of the EEA agreement. This will 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 is one of many areas that needs clarifications.
Are you employed by a UK company who has assignments in Norway? From 1 January 2021, British citizen are no longer covered by the simplified regulations for EU/EEA citizens.
Is it necessary with a residence permit to start work in Norway?
Topics: Work in Norway
The UK has left the EU and the agreed transition period expires 31 December 2020. Ensure you have official proof of residency when travelling to Norway from 1 January 2021.
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.
Most foreign companies with assignments at Norwegian building or construction sites need specific ID cards for their workers. Without these ID cards their workers will be denied access to Norwegian building or construction sites. Below we will explain further what these ID cards are, why they are needed, and how to get them.
Topics: Work in Norway
Working your way through a foreign tax system can be difficult and it triggers many questions. The most common questions are related to tax liability and level of taxation.
From 2019, a new and simplified tax scheme is available for foreign workers in Norway. The scheme is called PAYE (Pay As You Earn). Most foreign workers will fall under this scheme the first year they work in Norway.