Free Time or Work-Free Period

The term “free time” is replaced with “the work-free period”. Reference is made to the fact that the daily work-free period and free time are two different wordings of the same matter, namely the time when the employee is not at the disposal of the employer, cf. Section 10-1, second subsection of the Working Environment Act, which also uses the term ”work-free”. Shorter stays onshore in transit between facilities or vessels over the course of offshore periods are not considered free time. The same applies to shorter stays on land as a result of participation in meetings, etc.

Source: Guidelines Regarding the Framework Regulations, Norway, updated December 2012. Regulatory Guidance

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