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How to apply for a work permit to Norway

The shortage of skillset in some industries in Norway means that Norwegian employers need to look abroad to secure the skillset needed. This, combined with our strong economy means that we are attracting more and more foreign employees to Norway and many of them come from countries outside of EU.

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Year-end payroll checklist

It’s close to the year-end closing of our payroll assignments for the fiscal year 2023. We would like to thank you for your continued support and cooperation over the year. In order to ensure that we have included all the payroll information to the last payroll report in the year, please review the checklist below: 

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Differences between Norwegian and EU labour law

One of the main differences is that Norway is not a member of the European Union (EU), but it is a member of the European Economic Area (EEA), which allows for the free movement of goods, capital, services, and people between the EU and the EEA countries. As a result, Norwegian labor law is influenced by EU labor law, but it is not bound by EU regulations and directives.

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Occupational Health Services (OHS)

From 1 January 2023, the Norwegian Labor Inspection Authority changes the regulations that describe how the employer must use the occupational health service (BHT). It is pointed out that businesses with an order to be connected to a BHT must use the BHT especially in relation to the risk conditions in the industry.

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How to order HSE-card?

HSE-card (HMS-kort in Norwegian) stands for Health, Safety and Environment Card. The card is a mandatory requirement for employees working on building and construction sites, offering cleaning services or car care services. This requirement extends also to foreign enterprises performing services on building and construction sites. If a foreign enterprise enters Norwegian market for the first time, it is of extra importance to understand the process of ordering HSE-card because it is not as simple as “I will just order the HSE-card”.

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