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.

Business Language

English, Norwegian

Salary Currency

Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Capital city

Oslo

Time zone

UTC +2

EOR in Norway

Hire Employees in Norway

NNRoad provides professional employment organization (PEO) & employer of record (EOR) services in Norway to ensure that your business complies with local labor laws and regulations. We process monthly payroll and act as the Employer of Record, taking on all local employer liabilities.

Fast Hiring

Start working with your remote employees in a week.

Foreigner Visas

NNRoad assists with overseas foreign hires visa needs.

Platform

Access your payroll reports on our portal.

Employer of Record in Norway

Employer of Record (EOR) services are for companies who do not have a legal entity in Norway, but who want to hire localy. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

1. Candidate Selection

Select the candidates you want to hire in Norway.

2. Employee Onboarding

We sign a local labor contract with your employees based in Norway.

3. Compliance & Payroll

We manage monthly payroll, mandatory benefits & all HR compliance in Norway.

EOR service includes:

Hiring and termination of employees/local labor contracts (contract administration – engagement, extension termination and conversion to permanent hire).

All mandatory employer (and employee) contributions filed and paid for your EOR employees.

Payroll recording, reporting and administration.

Distribution of salaries to employees through direct deposit into their bank accounts.

Calculation, reporting, filing and processing of EOR employee’s individual income tax due.

Collecting and processing your employee’s invoices for business related expenses.

Guiding and organizing your expat employee’s work visa application too guarantee their successful onboarding.

Standalone Payroll & PEO in Norway

Professional Employment Organization (PEO) services are for companies who have a legal entity in Norway, and want to outsource their payroll. Employment liabilities are shared between your organization and NNRoad.
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Employee Income Taxes:

Individual income tax rates in Norway are based on progressive tax brackets.

Tax Brackets:

Sample Calculation

0.0%: 0 – 190,349 NOK
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
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Employer Contribution

Employers must pay social security contributions at 14.1% of the employee’s salary.

Employee Contribution

Employees must pay social security contributions at 8.2% of their salary.

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 Per Week

The work week in Norway does not exceed 40 hours a week and 8 hours per day.

Severance

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.

Notice Period

There is no statutory requirement for an employer to pay severance in Norway.

Employment Contract

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.

Probation Period

The probation period is up to 6 months.

Annual Leave

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.

Sick Leave

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.

Maternity Leave

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.

Paternity Leave

Fathers are entitled to two weeks of unpaid leave.

Public Holidays

  • 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
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