Age limits

According to rules regarding health and safety of young workers, limitations are set to the type of work, working environment and working time of people under the age of 18. Children may for example only be employed after reaching the age of 14 years and then only for light work.
A specific retirement age for workers is not provided for in law or collective agreements in the private sector labour market. Retirement age can be said to be governed by rules relating to entitlement to old age pension.  For the majority of workers, entitlement to old age pension is set at the age of 67 years. Workers have the option of early retirement at the age of 65 or to postpone their retirement to the age of 70. Seamen are however entitled to old age pension at the age of 60.

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