4. Types of leave

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Paid time off

Public holidays

Sick days

Maternity leave

Paternity leave

Parental leave

Other leave

5. Employment termination

There is no information about employment information for this country.

Termination process

Notice period

Probation period

Severance pay

6. Working hours

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

General working schedule

Overtime

7. Minimum wage

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

Salaries in Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands range from 6,610 NOK per month to 117,000 NOK per month.

8. Employee benefits

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

Mandatory benefits postulated by law include a probationary period, pay on annual leaves, public holidays, sick leaves, maternity leave, paternity leave, and overtime pay. Statutory benefits also include social security benefits.

9. Taxes

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

Corporate tax

There is currently no information on taxation in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Individual income tax

There is currently no information on taxation in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

VAT, GST and sales tax

There is currently no information on taxation in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

10. VISA and work permits

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

The Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, situated in the High Arctic, is the only visa-free zone in the world. Travelers who need a visa to enter mainland Norway/the Schengen area must, however, have a Schengen visa if they travel through mainland Norway/the Schengen region. This must be a double-entry visa in order for them to return to mainland Norway/the Schengen region.

Passports or national identification cards are required for anyone traveling to and from Svalbard, since all are subject to identity verification. Passports or national identification cards meet the identity verification criteria of the Schengen Agreement. Due to a transitional agreement, Norwegian nationals may also establish their identification using a Norwegian document that includes at least their name, portrait, and date of birth, such as a Norwegian driving license obtained after 1998; the transitional period expires on 30 April 2022.

Everyone, regardless of citizenship, is free to live and work in Svalbard forever. Treaty nationals have the same right of residence as Norwegian nationals under the Svalbard Treaty. Non-treaty nationals may also reside and work in the country without a visa permanently. "It has been a deliberate policy so far that we haven't created any distinction between treaty residents and those from outside the treaty," remarked Per Sefland, then Governor of Svalbard. "Regulations regulating rejection and expulsion from Svalbard" are applied without discrimination. Exclusionary grounds include a lack of means of support and a breach of rules or regulations.

11. Employer Of Record service terms

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

Employment contracts

In Norway, employment contracts must be in writing.

Contracts with indefinite periods are desired, however staff may be hired for temporary employment. This is often done for seasonal or project work, trainees, or the replacement of permanent staff who are out for a lengthy period of time, such as those on maternity leave. Temporary employment contracts are limited to one year. Temporary workers who are engaged in general (as opposed to temporary employees who fulfil a specific job or whose employment is restricted to a single project) may not make up more than 15% of all employees. Employees who have worked consistently in a temporary capacity for four years in a row are eligible for a permanent employment.

Minimum assignment length

There is no set length for assignments. This is usually indicated in the employment contract for fixed-term employments.

Payment currency

Norwegian Kroner

13.Opening a subsidiary in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

There is no information about the working hours for this country.

How to set up a subsidiary

Subsidiary laws

13. Why choose Rivermate as your Employer of Record / PEO in Svalbard and Jan Mayen

Establishing an entity in

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

to hire a team takes time, money, and effort. The labor law in

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

has strong worker employment protection, requiring great attention to details and a thorough awareness of local best practices. Rivermate makes expanding into

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

simple and effortless. We can assist you with hiring your preferred talent, managing HR and payroll, and ensuring compliance with local legislation without the hassle of establishing a foreign branch office or subsidiary. Our PEO and Global Employer of Record solutions in

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

give you peace of mind so you can focus on running your business.

Please contact us if you'd like to learn more about how Rivermate can help you hire employees in

Svalbard and Jan Mayen

via our Employer of Record / PEO solution.

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