Hire in Norway
Norway PEO &
Employer of Record
Hire & manage teams remotely in Norway without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.
Hire Employees in Norway
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Global account manager
Employer of Record in Norway
Compliance & Payroll
Recruiting process outsourcing – including but not limited to resume screening, shortlisting candidates, coordination for interviews, and assistance for salary negotiation.
Hiring and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – engagement, extension termination and conversion to permanent hire).
On-boarding and off-boarding employees following labor law practice.
Complete payroll solution and benefit administration
Employee management – employee record retaining, time keeping, bonus and allowance management, expense and claims, and leave employee database management accordingly to the local law.
Mandatory insurance compliance (i.e. pension, labor and health insurance) according to the local labor laws.
Payment management (Invoicing customers/clients and vendor payments).
Work VISA application assistance, if needed.
Local individual income tax reporting.
Payroll & PEO in Norway
Compliance & Payroll
Registering the necessary company and personnel information for payroll calculation in the payroll software and system
Monthly Payroll Processing
Year-End Adjustment and Annual Declaration
Taxes & Payroll in Norway
Employee Income Taxes:
1.7%: 190,350 – 267,899 NOK
4.0%: 267,900 – 643,799 NOK
13.4%: 643,800 – 969,199 NOK
16.4%: 969,200 – 1,999,999 NOK
17.4%: >2,000,000 NOK
Employer Costs in Norway
Employers must pay social security contributions at 14.1% of the employee’s salary.
Employees must pay social security contributions at 8.2% of their salary.
Benefits & Insurance in Norway
Norway provides all of its residents with universal healthcare and social security. The National Insurance Scheme (“NIS”) is the government entity responsible for this universal coverage which finances sick pay, disability & occupational injury benefits, unemployment social security, pensions, healthcare insurance, benefits for single parents, pregnant women, new mothers (including adoption) and maternity & paternity leave.
Working Hours in Norway
Working Hours Per Week
The work week in Norway does not exceed 40 hours a week and 8 hours per day.
Termination Laws in Norway
The termination process varies depending on the type of contract and grounds for termination, as well as the Employment Agreement or Collective Agreements in effect. In Norway, an employer is not obligated to give a warning before dismissing an employee, and there is no such thing as at-will employment. As a result, an employer must have a good reason for dismissing an employee and be able to establish that reason.
There is no statutory requirement for an employer to pay severance in Norway.
Employment Contract in Norway
In Norway, all employment relationships must be based on written employment contracts between the employer and the employee. The main rule is fixed employment. Temporary employment engagements shall not exceed 15% of the total number of employees in the undertaking, of course it is always permissible to enter into such engagement with at least one employee in the company.
The probation period is up to 6 months.
Types of Leaves in Norway
Employees in Norway are entitled to 25 days of paid annual leave every year, with the right increasing to 31 days for those over 60. Between the 1st of June and the 30th of September, every employee may take three weeks of uninterrupted leave; the leave must be agreed upon by both the employer and the employee.
In Norway, employees are entitled to a maximum of 52 weeks of sick leave; sick pay is paid directly by the employer until day 16 of sickness, at a rate of 100% of the employee’s wage. Sick leave is paid by a social security illness benefit capped at six times the National Insurance base value of 99,858 NOK from the 17th to the 52nd day. The sickness benefit cap is set at 599,148 NOK.
Female employees are entitled to 59 weeks of paid maternity leave which is compensated by the national insurance. The national insurance will pay a mother 80.00% of the regular income for 59 weeks of leave.
Fathers are entitled to two weeks of unpaid leave.
Public Holidays in Norway
- New Year’s Day – January 1
- Maundy Thursday – April 14
- Good Friday – April 15
- Easter – April 17-18
- Labour Day – May 1
- Constitution Day – May 17
- Ascension Day – May 26
- Whit Sunday – June 5
- Whit Monday – June 6
- Christmas – December 25-26