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Basic labour law information

Norway - Basic laws in NATLEX

01.01) Constitutional law
     Constitution of the Kingdom of Norway (LOV-1814-05-17).

01.02) Labour codes, general labour and employment acts
     Act (No. 62 of 2005) respecting working environment, working hours and employment protection, etc. (Working Environment Act)

01.04) Criminal and penal law
     Criminal Procedure Act (No. 25 of 1981) (as amended up to 1998).
     Penal Code (No. 28 of 2005).

01.07) Environmental, Climate and Sustainable Development Laws
     Control of Products and Consumer Services (Product Control Act) (LOV-1976-06-11-79).

02) Freedom of association, collective bargaining and industrial relations
     Act (No. 9 of 2012) on Labour Disputes.
     Act (No. 22 of 1988) concerning wage duty during layoffs (Wage Duty Act).
     Act (No. 10 of 2012) on compulsory arbitration in labor disputes.
     Act of 4 June 1993 No. 58 relating to General Application of Collective Agreements (General Application Act).
     Ordinance (No. 1355 of 2011) concerning Organisation, Management and Employee Participation
     Public Service Disputes Act, 1958 (Act No. 2 of 18 July 1958).
     Act (No. 14 of 2005) respecting European companies to give effect to the EEA agreements annex XXII No. 10a (Council Regulation (EC) No. 2157/2001) (SE-Act).

04) Elimination of child labour, protection of children and young persons
     Children Act (No. 7 of 1981).
     Act respecting child protection services (No. 100 of 1992)

05) Equality of opportunity and treatment
     Act (No. 51 of 2017) relating to equality and a prohibition against discrimination (Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act)
     Act (No. 59 of 2013) on Gender Equality (Gender Equality Act).
     The Act on the Equality and Discrimination Ombud and the Discrimination Board (Discrimination Ombuds Act).

05.01) Non-discrimination
     Act (No. 40 of 2005) on the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Ombudsman and the Equality and Anti-Discrimination Tribunal [The Anti-Discrimination Ombudsman Act] .
     Act (No. 61 of 2013) prohibiting discrimination on grounds of disability (Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act).
     Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act (No. 42 of 2008).
     Act (No. 58 of 2013) prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression (Anti-Discrimination Act on Sexual Orientation).
     Act (No. 60 of 2013) prohibiting discrimination based on ethnicity, religion and belief (Anti-Discrimination Act on Ethnicity).

05.02) Workers with family responsibilities
     Child Insurance Act (No. 4 of 2002).
     Act (No. 41 of 1998) respecting cash benefit to parents with young children.

08) Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services
     Act (No. 76 of 2004) respecting Labour Market Initiatives (Labour Market Act).

08.01) Disabled workers
     Act (No. 61 of 2013) prohibiting discrimination on grounds of disability (Anti-Discrimination and Accessibility Act).

09) Education, vocational guidance and training
     Act (No. 61 of 1998) relating to primary and secondary education [Education Act].

11) Cooperatives
     Act (No. 81 of 2007) relating to cooperative societies [The Cooperative Societies Act]

12.02) Wages
     Act (No. 61 of 1973) to provide for a State guarantee for wage claims in the event of bankruptcy, etc.

13.01) Hours of work, weekly rest and paid leave
     Holidays Act (No. 21 of 1988).

14.01) Protection against particular hazards
     Act on Protection against Pollution and on Waste (Pollution Control Act) (LOV-1981-03-13-6).
     Act on Radiation Protection and Use of Radiation (No. 36 of 2000).
     Asbestos Ordinance (No. 362 of 2005).

15) Social security (general standards)
     National Insurance Act (No. 19 of 1997).

15.01) Medical care and sickness benefit
     Act (No. 30 of 2011) on Municipal Health Services (The Health Care Act).

15.02) Old-age, invalidity and survivors benefit
     Act (No. 81 of 2000) on Pension Contributions.
     Act (No. 26 of 1949) concerning the State Pension Fund.
     Obligatory Retirement Pension Act (No. 124 of 2005).

15.03) Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
     Law (No. 10 of 1958) respecting occupational injuries insurance.

15.06) Administration and financing
     The Labour and Welfare Administration Act (No. 20 of 2006).
     Act (No. 123 of 2005) respecting the State Pension Fund.

17) Migrant workers
     Act (No. 80 of 2003) respecting introduction provided to newly arrived immigrants' and their learning of Norwegian (Introduction Act).
     Immigration Act (No. 35 of 2008).
     Act of 4 June 1993 No. 58 relating to General Application of Collective Agreements (General Application Act).

18) Seafarers
     The Norwegian Maritime Code (Act No. 39 of 1994).
     Act (No. 102 of 2013) on employment of workers on ships (Ship Labour Act).

18.03) Seafarers - Certification of qualifications and identity documents
     Ordinance (Nr. 1523 of 2011) concerning qualifications and certificates for seafarers.

18.08) Seafarers - Social security
     Act (No. 7 of 1948) respecting Pension Insurance for Seafarers.

22.07) Transport and communication workers
     Act (No. 101 of 1993) on Aviation (Aviation Act) (LOV-1993-06-11-101).

22.10) Public and civil servants
     Act (No. 136 of 2005) to repeal the Civil Servants' Act (No. 103 of 2005) etc.
     Public Service Disputes Act, 1958 (Act No. 2 of 18 July 1958).
  
 

  
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