Work-related crime has for a long time been a challenge in Norwegian working life, and the problem is increasing. Unfair working conditions, omissions of the obligation to pay salary and overtime compensation and breaches of work-time regulation is regularly observed. Also, wrong or omitted tax reporting and omission of the obligation to pay holiday pay […]
Kraftsalven “CSR is dead!” høres nå fra ledende personer i den internasjonale debatten om ansvarlig næringsliv. Som fremhevet av Roel Nieuwenkamp, lederen av OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct, er “næringslivets samfunnsansvar” ofte forbundet med mer filantropiske aktiviteter som ikke er knyttet til bedriftens forretningsvirksomhet. Moderne krav til ansvarlig næringsliv tar dette videre og […]
In a judgment of 8 February 2016, the Supreme Court raises the question whether a private party can claim compensation from the state for failure to incorporate an international human rights convention that it has ratified. In the actual case, the plaintiff argued that Norwegian legislation concerning pension age for sailors was in breach of […]
Following the invalidation of the Safe Harbor Agreement last year by the European Court of Justice, the European Commission and the United States have now reached a political agreement on a new framework for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the US.
16 January 2016 the EU, US and Norway lifted its nuclear related sanctions on Iran in accordance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). However, there are still substantial risks that need to be considered by a company planning to enter the Iranian market.
The Internet of things (“IoT”) refers to the capability of everyday devices to connect to other devices and people through electronics, sensors and existing Internet infrastructure. For businesses and society as a whole, IoT entails unimagined possibilities in terms of new services and products and improved quality of existing ones.
14 July 2015, the US, UK, China, Russia, France, Germany and the European Union (EU) entered into the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran after a long period of discussions. Iran agreed to a number of restrictions and monitoring on its nuclear activities in return for removal of certain UN, EU and US […]
My impression from talks with clients is – not surprisingly – that companies want to do the right thing and be successful in their fight against corruption. This is important because real preventive impact on corrupt practices will only be seen when the companies are both encouraged and enabled to implement a strong anti-corruption program […]
Ms. Heli Korkka, LL.D, member of the Finnish Bar Association (Krogerus Attorneys), has in her doctoral thesis addressed the question of quantifying illegal proceeds in the context of corporate offences. The research creates criteria for separating legal and illegal business income.
While Norway is not a member of the European Union and, as such, is not formally obliged to follow its sanctions, in recent years it has followed a policy of fast implementation of EU sanctions so as not to be one to undermine their general effect. However, with the sanctions against Russia, some within the […]