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Hire Workers in Norway

Looking to conquer the world of business without getting tangled up in international employment complexities?

Look no further than TCWGlobal! The best payrolling and global employer of record in Norway.

No cultural barrier or legal obstacle will stand in your way with us by your side. We will tailor our services to fit your unique needs and help you shine no matter where you want to operate in the world.

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Fixed-Term Contracts

Fixed-term contracts are permitted only in limited circumstances where the work is of a temporary nature. Fixed-term contracts are permitted fora maximum of 12 months at a time. They can be renewed, but the total contract cannot exceed three years. After that point, the Worker can claim permanent employee status. It is very difficult for employers to terminate employment contracts in Norway, even if a fixed-term contract.

Worker Classifications

In Norway, managers and others hired in an especially independent position may be exempt from various rules including working time regulations.

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Probationary Periods

Probationary periods are permitted for up to six months. During a probationary period, only 14 days' notice of termination is required so long as there is valid cause (e.g. misconduct) and an adequate amount of formal warnings and discussions prior to the termination. Notice begins the day it is received by the Worker during the probationary period. Workers are owed all benefits.


Workers in Norway recognize 12 paid public holidays. Work performed on a public holiday must be paid at 200%.

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Workers are entitled to 25 working days of paid vacation each year (for Workers over the age of 60 up to 31 days). Accrued but unused leave must be paid at the end of the employment.

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Sick Leave

Workers may take three consecutive days of paid sick leave up to four times each year without producing a medical certificate. If a medical certificate is provided, the Worker is entitled to pay from the employer for the first 16 calendar days of injury / illness. After that point, the government takes over responsibility for payment ("daily sickness benefit"). Workers may be off for injury or illness for up to 52 weeks. Workers are also entitled to paid leave to care for a sick child up to their 12th birthday.

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Work in excess of the agreed-upon standard hours is considered overtime and should only occur when there is an exceptional and time-limited need for it. Overtime must be paid at 140% at minimum. Overtime work must not exceed 10 hours per seven days, 25 hours per four consecutive weeks, or 200 hours per 52 weeks.

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Employer of Record

Creating a worldwide workforce is a continuous process that extends beyond a contract.

TCWGlobal surpasses the typical employer of record (EOR) by ensuring that your team receives personalized attention, ranging from smooth payrolling management to customized benefits based on your specific needs and location.

  • Hire compliantly in 150 countries
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