Factsheet for case NO-2020-12/781 – measures in Norway
|Country||Norway , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Open ended, started on 20 March 2020|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Income protection beyond short-time work
– Extensions of income support to workers not covered by any kind of protection scheme
|Author||Aasmund Arup Seip, FAFO and Eurofound|
|Case created||25 April 2020 (updated 05 May 2020)|
The introduced compensation schemes are aimed at industries, companies and individual groups that are particularly hard hit by the virus outbreak, and which are not well covered by the measures already adopted. A new compensation scheme for apprentices are aimed at the many apprentices who are affected by the virus outbreak and laid off or lose their jobs. Many apprentices have not worked long enough to earn rights to unemployment benefits. Therefore, a separate scheme is needed.
The temporary scheme applies to both laid-off and other apprentices who lose their apprenticeship. The apprentices receive a compensation of 100 per cent of salary up to NOK 12,482 (approx. €1,100) per month, and 62.4% of salary above this, up to NOK 49,929 (approx. €4,400). The compensation is calculated based on the salary the apprentice had upon termination or termination of the apprenticeship. The scheme will take effect from 20 March. The measure is designed and implemented by the government in cooperation with the parliament. The social partners have been consulted during design and implementation of the measure.
No information to date.
Youth (18-25) in employment
|Does not apply to businesses||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Direct consultation outside a formal body||Direct consultation outside a formal body|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Social partners have been consulted regularly during design and implementation of the measure.
Eurofound (2020), New compensation scheme for laid off apprentices, case NO-2020-12/781 (measures in Norway), COVID-19 EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, http://eurofound.link/covid19eupolicywatch
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