Hire Employees & Contractors


Compliantly hire your distributed team members in


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Hiring in


isn't so simple. Borderless can help.

To hire new employees in


, your business must have a local legal entity or an Employer of Record like Borderless in place already. Then there’s the management of local employment compliance, taxes, benefits, payroll, and more. Hiring contractors poses similar challenges.

Borderless handles all of that for you, so you can focus on getting to work with your new team member in


while staying fully compliant with local laws and compliance.

Primary Language

Norwegian and Sami


Norwegian Kroner (NOK, kr)

Payroll Frequency


Public Holidays

12 days

Employer Taxes

16.1% to 21.1%

Cost of Living Index

88.6 (2023)

Statutory Leave

21 - 25 days

Sick Leave

16 days

Maternity Leave

49 weeks

Important: Risks of misclassification

In many countries like


, the treatment of employees and contractors is different. If you misclassify a new team member, you could be subjected to penalties and fines. Let Borderless get this right for you, so you don’t have to worry.

Payment Information

Minimum Wage

There is no mandatory universal minimum wage except in selected industries set by the Norwegian Labour Inspection Authority. Otherwise, wages are largely determined by collective bargaining agreements and trade unions. Typically, the hourly minimum wage will not fall below 140 NOK per hour.

Overtime Pay

The standard work week hours is 37.5 - 40 hours per week. Saturday is regarded as a working day.

Overtime hours are paid an additional salary of 40% and any hours worked on Sunday and the majority of public holidays are paid an additional salary of 100%.

Additional Pay

There is no additional pay detail for Norway.

Payroll Cycle

Employee payments must be paid on a monthly basis by the 12th of each month.

Employer Costs & Taxes

  • 14.1%: National Insurance 
  • 5%: Additional National Insurance on salaries over 750,000 NOK
  • 2%: Minimum Mandatory Pension Contribution (negotiable to higher rates)

Employee Costs & Taxes

  • 22%: General Income Tax 
  • 1.7% - 17.5%: Personal Income Tax (starting at NOK 198,350) 
  • 7.9%: National Insurance

Employment Information

Termination Process

Employment agreement is typically terminated by the employer for cause.

Notice period

The statutory notice period in Norway is 1 month. This applies to both the employer and employee.

Probation Period

The maximum probation period is 6 months.

Severance Details

There is no mandatory legislation on severance pay in Norway. Often, severance pay is regulated under collective agreements.

Benefits of working in a country abroad

Borderless Benefits Packages in


When the world is your competition, it pays to incentivize new hires and existing alike. Borderless benefits packages typically include:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Contributions

Learn how to hire quickly and easily in


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