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. […]

Labour mobility on a global scale opens new possibilities for both employers and employees, but might also have unexpected consequences. During the recent years, the mobility of employees has increased due to globalisation, development of technology as well as companies’ efforts to recruit the best employees. We discussed the subject through case examples at our […]

From May 2017 onward, employers may apply for a new family leave allowance of EUR 2 500 from the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (‘Kela’). The aim of the new allowance is to compensate the employer for the costs of parenthood for a female worker, and to support Finland’s competitiveness in female-dominated business sectors by promoting […]

Nedräkningen till julafton har officiellt börjat och vad passar väl bättre när det är kallt och mörkt utomhus än att sitta inne i värmen och spela spel, leka lekar och pyssla med nära och kära? För att förena nytta med nöje har vi tagit fram arbetsrättsliga varianter av våra mest älskade sällskapsnöjen i form av […]