Companies will be able to discharge employees for 1 year

Prime Minister Erna SolbergPrime Minister Erna Solberg.Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

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Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) announced on Thursday new discharge rules. Companies can now discharge employees for up to one year.

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Normally, the discharge period is only for 26 weeks,. but due to the Corona pandemic it was extended to 30 weeks. It will now be extended further.

-“We see that such a change is necessary in the financial situation we still envisage int he future, at least half a year and maybe further.”, Solberg said to VG.

The plan will apply from the 1st of November until June 30, 2021, according to the government in a press release.

-“The number of people discharged significantly fell. Either way, many industries such as tourism and export-oriented industries who face alot of uncertainty in the coming fall.”, said the Minster of Labor and Social Affairs, Torbjørn Røe Isaksen (H).

The government also suggested a new employers period || of 5 days from the 1st of January next year. Thus the employers wage obligation will reappear in the middle of the discharge. The plan will apply for everyone who at the turn of the year was discharged in over 30 weeks or more.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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