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Payment of holiday pay

Through this assignment, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs wishes to investigate how well secured employees' holiday pay is if the companies the individual is employed in are in an uncertain financial situation.

Several employers' organizations have reported that some of their member companies are in danger of not being able to pay the holiday pay they owe their employees during the covid-19 pandemic.

At the same time, there is little research or overviews that show how companies handle holiday pay payments in a normal situation or if the company has financial problems. The purpose of this project is therefore to provide knowledge about how the holiday pay earned is handled and organized by Norwegian companies, and how the payment is practiced as usual and in times of crisis, as during the current covid-19 pandemic.


Project period

  • Start:
    April 2021
  • End:
    September 2021

Commissioned by

  • Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs