Changes to the Working Environment Act from 1 July 2017

All businesses with at least five employees must have reporting procedures in place for unacceptable conditions within the business.

Businesses were previously obliged to have reporting procedures in place “when indicated by circumstances”. From and including 1 July 2017, all businesses that regularly employ at least five employees must have such procedures in place. As such, many businesses that were previously not covered by this requirement must now prepare reporting procedures.

The rules can be found in Section 2 A-3 of the Working Environment Act, which also stipulates requirements concerning the content of the reporting procedures. As a minimum, reporting procedures must encourage employees to report unacceptable conditions, describe the reporting procedure and explain how reports will be received, managed and followed up.

The reporting procedures must be available in writing and must be easily accessible to all employees of the business.

At Advokatfirmaet Økland, we have extensive experience in the preparation of reporting procedures. We can assist by preparing customised procedures for your business with quick delivery and at a favourable fixed price. Get in touch with one of our labour law lawyers today.