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Rights in working lifeTest yourself!
The Norwegian labour market is regulated by laws and agreements, such as the Working Environment Act and Annual Holidays Act.
The politicians in Parliament pass the laws, while the employers and employees reach agreement through the trade unions.
The provisions of the acts apply to all employers and employees, while the agreements apply to specific occupational groups.
Examples of statutory rights:
The Working Environment Act is an important law that affects all employees in Norway. All employers and employees are required to comply with the requirements of this act. The Working Environment Act covers the following:
Excerpt from the Working Environment Act
The Annual Holidays Act provides for:
The Annual Holidays Act is a ‘minimum act’. This means that some employees will have better agreements than the minimum requirements of the act, but that none will have worse.