Secrets of Continuous Development The biggest difference I find between professional sports and working life is the intense strive to become better. Aiming for an Olympic medal in any sports requires years of uncompromised dedication to make your team and yourself better and facing your weaknesses every single day of the year. Working life and […]

A GLIMPSE OF TEAMWORK BEHIND THE OLYMPIC MEDAL Six and a half years have passed since our team of three women stepped on the podium in the London Olympics. Now, nearly three years into full-time work life, it seems like a good time to reflect on the lessons learned during the intensive years of Olympic […]

Employment Legislation Changes to Look Out for in 2019
December 20, 2018

Please read the translation in Finnish at the end of the article. The needs of the changing and ageing society, as well as the possibilities and challenges related to the new ways of working have during the past year led to lively discussions regarding the need for amendments to labour law. Such needs and the […]

The Finnish Parliament has approved legislative amendments to the current legislation concerning variable working time arrangements, which amendments entered into force on 1 June 2018. These amendments concern, in particular, so-called zero-hour contracts as well as other contracts under which working hours vary from week to week or month to month. Thus, the amendments will […]

It has been widely acknowledged that workplaces need to cultivate working environments where individuals feel confident in raising concerns about potential wrongdoings, such as misconduct and illegal actions. Thus, it is important to foster a culture that allows employees to raise issues without having to fear that whistleblowing will affect their employment. To achieve this, […]

In the Finnish jurisdiction, the terms of employment have been determined in various ways, including collective bargaining agreements (“CBA”). Collective agreements may, in addition to sector specific provisions, also include references to law. References made to legislation in the currently effective CBAs have, however, created obscurity in practice. The Labour Court of Finland, whose competence […]

According to the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001, as amended, the “ECA”), an employer is obligated to offer other work or training to an employee before terminating an indefinitely valid employment contract. By its decision on 11 August 2017, the Finnish Supreme Court extended this obligation to also apply in case of consecutive fixed-term employment contracts. […]

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