IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? Norway has increased its minimum salaries for foreign nationals seeking residence permits for work purposes.
What does the change mean? The new thresholds are 397,100 Norwegian kroner (about US$44,852 or €40,504) per year (pretax) for positions requiring a bachelor’s degree and 428,200 kroner per year (pretax) for positions requiring a master’s degree.
Background: Foreign employees working in Norway must not only be paid the salary minimums listed above, but must also be provided the same working conditions as Norwegian nationals. Foreign nationals also must be paid the salary required by collective bargaining agreements (if applicable) for the work they will be doing.
Analysis & Comments: Employers should make sure they are in compliance with the new salary minimums.
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