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Norway

Last updated on 3/14/2019
View all currencies in Norwegian krone (NOK)

Salary per category

Workers under 18 years of age

6 EUR per hour
190 EUR per week

Unskilled workers without any experience of construction work

183.1 NOK

Unskilled workers with at least one year's experience of construction work

191 NOK

Skilled

203.8 NOK

Average salary (indication)

216 NOK (blue collar average)
210 NOK (blue collar median)

Daily

Max 9 hours
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Special agreements for extension of the limits can be agreed within the collective agreement and/or by The Labour Inspection Authority.

Weekly

Max 40 hours
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Special agreements for extension of the limits can be agreed within the collective agreement and/or by The Labour Inspection Authority.

Overtime

Per day 13 hours
Per week 48 hours
Per month 100 hours
Per year 200 hours
Maximum 4 hours

Breaks

Rest

30 minutes for 8 hours of work
Part of standard working time if the break is taken within the working place
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An employee shall have at least one break if the daily working hours exceed five hours and 30 minutes.

Special conditions

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Working hours shall be arranged in such a way that employees are not exposed to adverse physical or mental strain, and that they shall be able to observe safety considerations.

Within Norway

Travel allowance

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No statutory regulations – just a reference to provisions in the host countries. (But regulated in some collective agreements).

Accommodation allowance

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For assignments that require overnight stays away from home, the employer shall as a rule pay for board and lodging, but a fixed subsistence rate, payment as per account rendered or the like may be agreed.

Subsistence/daily allowance

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For assignments that require overnight stays away from home, the employer shall as a rule pay for board and lodging, but a fixed subsistence rate, payment as per account rendered or the like may be agreed.

Overtime

At least 40 % of salary

Evening work

Allowed
From 9:00 pm to 6:00 am

Night work

Allowed only if necessary due to the nature of the work

Working on Saturdays

Allowed

Working on Sundays

Not allowed unless necessary due to the nature of the work
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Sunday work is considered the work performed from 18.00 on Saturday until 22.00 on Sunday.

Working on public holidays

Not allowed unless necessary due to the nature of the work
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Public holiday work is considered the work performed from 18.00 on the previous day until 22.00 on the public holiday day

Shift work

Allowed

Annual holidays allowance

At least 10.2 % of the salary received the previous year
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Paid on the last normal pay day before the holiday or in June.

Seniority

After 60 years 1 week extra holiday

Supplementary occupational retirement pension schemes

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Most employers are required to set up an occupational pension scheme for their employees

Number of holidays

Min 20 days per year
Maximum 30 days per day
At least 10 consecutive days

Public holidays

New Year's Day
Maundy Thursday
Good Friday
Easter Monday
Labour Day
17 may constitution day
Ascension Day
Whit Monday
Christmas Day
26 december

Social security contributions

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Membership in the National Insurance Scheme is compulsory. The contribution rate is 8,2 % of the gross wage.

Income tax

Average 30 %

Additional pension funds

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Included in the National Insurance Scheme. In order to be entitled to receiving pensions from Norway, you must have been a member of the scheme for one year.

Sickness/illness

52 weeks
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You must have been working for at least 4 weeks, and your illness must be documented.

Work injuries/accidents

52 weeks
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You must have been working for at least 4 weeks, and your illness must be documented.

Info Contacts

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Lilletorget 1
0184 Oslo
T. +47 23 06 31 00

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