When your employer does not pay salary or holiday pay

As an employee you may find that the employer does not pay wages or holiday pay on time. Apart from misunderstandings and technical payment errors, the cause may either be that your employer will not pay, or that the employer cannot pay. 

When the employer cannot pay

When the employer will not pay

The procedure in such cases depends on whether the employer is reluctant to pay or cannot pay. 

To learn why wages fail, you must contact the employer. Regardless of the explanation you receive, it is important to start your proceeding as soon as possible. E.g. in case of bankruptcy you might risk losing the possibility to get your claims covered by the Wage Guarantee Scheme (In Norwegian: Lønnsgarantiordningen).