The essay focuses on the Norwegian setting of temporary agency work. The Author outlines the scope of activities in the temporary agency work sector in Norway in a current perspective. He focuses on the legal framework, which can be seen to fall into two main parts. The statutory regulation adopted when deregulation the business in 2000 is still in place and features mainly two aspects, pertaining to provider enterprises and user undertakings, respectively. Provisions on the hiring-in of workers by user undertakings have been included into a large number of national collective agreements, to which some observations on terms and conditions of temporary agency work employees are added. Finally, the Author sketches the new statutory provisions implementing the 2008 Directive on Temporary Agency Work and an up-coming addition in that regard.
Keywords: Temporary agency work; Norway; Provider enterprises; User undertakings; Collective bargaining; Directive 2008/104/EC.