Norway

Employer of Record & PEO in Norway

Hire & manage teams remotely in Norway without a local entity. We handle HR compliance, payroll & taxes so you can focus on your business.

Native Language

Norwegian

GDP

$366 Billion

Payroll Frequency

Monthly

Capital city

Oslo

Per Capita

$67,987

Internet

Fast

Currency

Norwegian Krone (NOK)

Time Zone

UTC +1

English Speaking

<80%

Population

5.42 Million

Employment Cost

High

Cost of Living

High

How NNRoad Employment & PEO Services Work?

NNRoad provides professional employment organization (PEO) & employer of record (EOR) services for companies looking to hire and manage teams in Norway. Registering a legal entity in Norway as a means for employment is an outdated practice that takes both time (months) and money (thousands of USD). NNRoad’s employer of record and PEO services enables companies to hire and manage employees in Norway in full accordance with local labor laws in under a week.

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 in Norway. Employment and full liability are outsourced to NNRoad.

➊ You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in Norway.
➋ NNRoad arranges a local labor contract with your new employee.
➌ NNRoad arranges a service contract between your organization & NNRoad.
➍ NNRoad organizes, manages & processes  payroll in Norway in full compliance with local employment laws.
➎ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in Norway while NNRoad manages payroll & HR liabilities.

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.

➊ You interviews & select the candidates you want to hire in Norway.
➋ NNRoad organizes, manages and processes payroll for your local employees in full compliance with local employment laws.
➌ You maintain a normal working relationship and manage your team in Norway while NNRoad manages payroll & HR compliance.

Advantages of NNRoad's Norway Employment Services

  1. With EOR/PEO solutions you can manage client meetings, sales, quality control, marketing, R&D and customer support without a local company in Norway.
  2. Pay as you go
  3. ​​Dedicated account manager – One point of contact for multiple locations
  4. Employment & termination processing
  5. Complete payroll solution and statutory benefit according to local laws
  6. With EOR/PEO solutions you can hire staff while waiting for the registration of your company in Norway.
  7. NNRoad only works with professional locally licensed partners
  8. GDPR compliant
  9. NNRoad manages employee record timekeeping, bonus and allowance, expenses claims and personal leaves according to local law.
  10. NNRoad provides foreigner VISA application services, if needed

Employment Compliance in Norway

Taxes & Payroll in Norway

Flat Tax

Resident tax payers in Norway are taxed a flat 22% of their income after applicable deductibles. 

Tax Brackets

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

Employer Costs in Norway

Employer Contributions:

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

Employee Contributions:

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

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.

Mandatory Contributions 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.

Termination Laws and Severance Pay 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.

Holidays in Norway

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

Paid Leave 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.

Employment Contract 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.

Types of Leaves in Norway

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 and Paternity 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. Fathers are entitled to two weeks of unpaid leave.

Immigration Laws in Norway

There are two main residence and work permits:

  • Residence and Work Permit for Service Providers – this is suitable for highly skilled staff on temporary assignment to a Norwegian subsidiary or client and is available in two-year increments up to a total stay of six years;
  • Residence and Work Permit for Skilled Workers – this is suitable for highly skilled staff hired locally by a Norwegian company and is available in three-year increments with no total stay limit.

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