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  1. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (1331/2014) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki (1331/2014) työsopimuslain muuttamisesta (55/2001).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2014-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | FIN-2014-L-101105

    Amends chapter 1 section 4 ss.4, chapter 2 section 2 (as partially amended by Act 23/2004) and chapter 12 section 2 ss.2 concerning probation period, equal treatment, non-discrimination and compensation for unjustified termination of employment.

  2. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (1051/2013) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki (1051/2013) työsopimuslain 9 luvun 3 a ja 3 b §:n muuttamisesta (55/2001).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | FIN-2013-L-98034

    Amends chapter 9 section 3a (as amended by Act 456/2005) and 3b (as amended by Act 920/2012) concerning the employer's notification to the employment office and the employer's obligation to provide information about the employment plan.

  3. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (398/2013) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki (398/2013) työsopimuslain 2 luvun 16 §:n muuttamisesta (55/2001).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-06-07 | Date of entry into force: 2013-07-01 | FIN-2013-L-97917

    Amends chapter 2 section 16 concerning the employer's obligations and payment of salaries.

  4. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (873/2012) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki (873/2012) työsopimuslain 2 luvun 4 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2013-01-01 | FIN-2012-L-94817

    Amends chapter 2 section 4 ss.2 p.3 and ss.4 (as amended by Act 707/2008) concerning the obligations of employers and information on the principal terms of work.

  5. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (451/2012) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki (451/2012) työsopimuslain (55/2001) muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 2012-08-01 | FIN-2012-L-94609

    Introduces to the Act a new chapter 11a including 13 sections concerning employers joint responsibility when employing illegal residents in the country.

  6. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (452/2012) amending the Posted Workers Act (1146/1999). (Laki (452/2012) lähetetyistä työntekijöistä annetun lain (1146/1999) 6 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-07-20 | Date of entry into force: 2012-08-01 | FIN-2012-L-94610

    Amends section 6 (as partially amended by Act 74/2001) concerning provisions applicable to the employer's compensation liability and responsibility.

  7. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (10/2012) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki (10/2012) työsopimuslain 2 luvun muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2012-01-13 | Date of entry into force: 2012-03-01 | FIN-2012-L-94491

    Amends chapter 2 section 6 and section 9 concerning information about positions becoming vacant and minimum employment conditions applied in employments of hired staff.

    Introduces to chapter 2 a new section 9a concerning entitlement to services and facilities within the hiring company.

  8. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (197/2011) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki (197/2011) työsopimuslain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2011-03-04 | Date of entry into force: 2011-04-01 | FIN-2011-L-91000

    Amends chapter 7 section 9 ss. 2 respecting absence from work to take care of a family member or other related person.

    Introduces a new section 7 to chapter 4 respecting dismissal of a worker who is pregnant or on family leave.

  9. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (1224/2010) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki työsopimuslain 1 luvun 3 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | FIN-2010-L-89213

    Amends chapter 1 section 3 respecting the format of an employment contract and the contract period.

  10. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (988/2010) on Personnel Funds. (Valtioneuvoston asetus henkilöstörahastoista.) - Ordinance online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-11-18 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | FIN-2010-R-89193

    Provides for regulations on personnel funds in accordance with section 13, 14 and 31 of the Act (934/2010) on Personnel Funds. Contains 4 sections respecting, inter alia:

    Section 1: The personnel fund register.
    Section 2: Basic and amending notifications.
    Section 3: The list of personnel funds.
    Section 4: Entry into force.

  11. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (934/2010) on Personnel Funds. (Henkilöstörahastolaki.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | FIN-2010-L-89191

    Provides for regulations on personnel funds with the purpose to promote the use of reward systems for all personnel in order to improve productivity, competitiveness and to promote cooperation between employers and personnel as well as opportunities for economic participation of personnel. Contains 10 chapters and 66 sections respecting, inter alia:

    Chapter 1: General provisions.
    Chapter 2: Formation of personnel funds and other decisions of companies relating to the funds.
    Chapter 3: Membership in a personnel fund.
    Chapter 4: Decision-making in a personnel fund.
    Chapter 5: Personnel fund management, financial statements and audit.
    Chapter 6: Personnel fund equity and mutual funds.
    Chapter 7: Some restructuring in companies with a personnel fund.
    Chapter 8: Resolution of a personnel fund.
    Chapter 9: Special rules.
    Chapter 10: Entry into force.

  12. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (222/2010) amending the Act (814/1989) on personnel funds. (Laki henkilöstörahastolain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 2010-07-01 | FIN-2010-L-89172

    Repeals section 60 (as amended by Act 513/2009).

    Amends section 4, 11 (1), 13 (3), 17b (2), 55, 56, 58 (2), 59 and 62 (2) respecting the registration and management of personnel funds. Section 11 (1) and 17b (2) as amended by Act 499/2002, section 13 (3) as amended by Act 710/2004 and section 55 as partially amended by Act 344/1999.

  13. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (1276/2009) on Pay Security. (Valtioneuvoston asetus palkkaturvasta.) - Ordinances online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-R-87731

    Provides for rules respecting conditions, application and payment of wage guarantee.Repeals Ordinance 868/1998 including amendments.

  14. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (1513/2009) amending the Act (814/1989) on personnel funds. (Laki henkilöstörahastolain 60 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87757

    Amends section 60 respecting enforcement practices.

  15. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (1530/2009) amending the Act (1233/2006) on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out. (Laki tilaajan selvitysvelvollisuudesta ja vastuusta ulkopuolista työvoimaa käytettäessä annetun lain 10 ja 12 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87794

    Amends section 10 (as amended by Act 168/2008) and 12 respecting charge for neglect and supervision of compliance with the Act.

  16. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (1633/2009) amending the Wage Guarantee Act (866/1998). (Laki palkkaturvalain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87849

    Repeals section 14 (2).

    Amends section 3, section 8 (1), section 9 (2), section 10 (1), section 11 and 13, section 15 (3), section 18 and section 19, section 24 (2), section 26 (1), section 27 (1), section 28 and section 28a respecting provisions for wage guarantee. Section 9 (2) as amended by Act 78/2001, section 11 as partially amended by Act 135/2004, section 15 (3) as amended by Act 938/2004, section 26 (1) as amended by Act 1093/2006, section 28 as partially amended by Act 938/2004 and Act 364/2006, section 28a as amended by Act 364/2006.

    Introduces a new section 9b and a new section 11a and to section 17 (as amended by Act 938/2004) a new (2) and a new (3).

  17. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (534/2009) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001). (Laki työsopimuslain 2 luvun 11 a §:n muuttamisesta.) - Acts online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-06-26 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87579

    Amends chapter 2 11 (1) (as amended by Act 460/2006) respecting the obligations of employers and part-time sickness absence.

  18. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (708/2008) amending Act (1233/2006) on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out. (Laki tilaajan selvitysvelvollisuudesta ja vastuusta ulkopuolista työvoimaa käytettäessä annetun lain 4 ja 6 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-11-14 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | FIN-2008-L-87291

    Introduces a new (3) (exceptions from the area of application) to section 4 and a new (2) (submission of information to staff representatives) to section 6.

  19. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (168/2008) amending the Act (1233/2006) on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out. (Laki tilaajan selvitysvelvollisuudesta ja vastuusta ulkopuolista työvoimaa käytettäessä anne- tun lain 10 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-03-28 | Date of entry into force: 2008-04-01 | FIN-2008-L-86192

    Amends section 10 (3) concerning the imposition of a omission charge to the State. Provisions on enforcement of the charge are included in the Act (672/2002) on the Enforcement of fines.

  20. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (1333/2007) amending the Employment Contracts Act (55/2001).

    Adoption: 2007-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | FIN-2007-L-79882

    Amends chapter 13, section 11 (as partially amended by the Act No. 304 of 2004) concerning penalties.

  21. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 457 of 2007) amending the Act (No. 759 of 2004) respecting the protection of privacy in work life.

    Adoption: 2007-04-13 | Date of entry into force: 2007-09-01 | FIN-2007-L-79755

    Amends section 4 (3) (conditions for collecting personal information from employees and the employers' duty to inform) and section 21 (1) (conditions for technical surveillance).

  22. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 1257 of 2006 to amend Wage Guarantee Act (No. 866 of 1998).

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | FIN-2006-L-74985

    Inserts paragraph 3 to section 9 and a new section 9a (conditions).

  23. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (1233/2006) on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out. (Laki tilaajan selvitysvelvollisuudesta ja vastuusta ulkopuolista työvoimaa käytettäessä) - Unofficial English translation Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | FIN-2006-L-75639

    Provides rules to ensure the observance of terms of employment and statutory obligations when work is contracted out.

  24. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act No. 1093 of 2006 to amend section 26 of the Wage Guarantee Act (No. 866 of 1998).

    Adoption: 2006-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | FIN-2006-L-74976

    Amends section 26 (appeals).

  25. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 533 of 2006) to amend ch. 4 of the Employment Contracts Act (No. 55 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2006-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2006-08-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2006-07-01 | FIN-2006-L-74189

    Amends, ch. 4, ss. 1, 3, 4(1) and 6(1); adds a new s. 3a; amendments concern parental leave.

  26. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 364 of 2006) to amend the Wage Guarantee Act (No. 866 of 1998).

    Adoption: 2006-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 2006-06-01 | FIN-2006-L-73809

    Adds new ss. 28(3) (information and assistance) and 28a (transmission of confidential data).

  27. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 456 of 2005) to amend the Employment Contracts Act (No. 55 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2005-06-23 | Date of entry into force: 2005-07-01 | FIN-2005-L-71797

    Amends ch. 9, s. 3(1) (employer's duty to inform employee as early as possible about grounds for termination of employment); adds to ch. 7, a new s. 12 (employee's right to participate in development of occupation plan in case of termination of employment) and to ch. 9, new ss. 3a and 3b (duties of employer in connection with termination of employment).

  28. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Council of State Ordinance (No. 948 of 2004) to amend the Wage Guarantee Ordinance (No. 868 of 1998).

    Adoption: 2004-11-04 | Date of entry into force: 2004-11-15 | FIN-2004-R-69582

    Amends ss. 1(1) (application for wage guarantee), 6 (payment according to wage guarantee), 7(2) (application by the bankrupt's estate), 8 (representative of the State), 11(1) and (2) (Delegation for wage guarantee questions); repeals s. 3.

  29. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 938 of 2004) to amend the Wage Guarantee Act (No. 866 of 1998).

    Adoption: 2004-10-29 | Date of entry into force: 2004-11-15 | Date of partial entry into force: 2005-01-01 | FIN-2004-L-69026

    Amends, i.a., ss. 12 (right to be heard), 14(1) (decision as to wage guarantee), 15(1) (payment), 17 (duty to reimburse), 26(1) and (2) (appeal), 28(2) (right to information) and 29 (unfounded wage guarantee benefit). Adds new ss. 4(2) (wage guarantee claims), 14a (serving of decision on wage guarantee), 15(2) (payment) and 26(4) (appeal).

  30. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 304) to amend ch. 13, s. 11 of the Labour Contract Act (No. 55 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2004-04-30 | Date of entry into force: 2004-05-01 | FIN-2004-L-67516

    Amends ch. 13, s. 11(2) respecting penal rules.

  31. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 135 of 2004) to amend ss. 7 and 11 of the Wage Guarantee Act (No. 866 of 1998).

    Adoption: 2004-02-20 | Date of entry into force: 2004-09-01 | FIN-2004-L-67226

    Amends ss. 7 (employee's duty of notification of wage claims in employer's bankruptcy) and 11 (competent authority).

  32. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 743 of 2003) to amend section 9 of chapter 13 of the Labour Contract Act (No. 55 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2003-08-15 | Date of entry into force: 2004-01-01 | FIN-2003-L-65999

    Amends section 9 of chapter 13 (prescription for worker's wage claim).

  33. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 943 of 2002) to amend section 10 of Chapter 1 of the Labour Contract Act (No. 55 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2002-11-15 | Date of entry into force: 2002-12-01 | FIN-2002-L-63699

    Amends s. 10 (joint responsibility of former and of new employers' obligations towards workers in case of enterprise takeover) of ch. 1.

  34. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act (No. 862 of 2001) to amend the Wage Guarantee Act (No. 866 of 1998). - Finlex

    Adoption: 2002-10-26 | FIN-2002-L-63000

    Amends section 9.

  35. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 941 of 2001) to amend section 9 of the Wage Guarantee Ordinance (No. 868 of 1998). - http://www.finlex.fi

    Adoption: 2001-11-01 | FIN-2001-R-62998

  36. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Employment Contracts Act (55/2001) (Työsopimuslaki) - Unofficial English translation (as amended) Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2001-01-01 | Date of entry into force: 2001-06-01 | FIN-2001-L-58905

    Contains 14 chapters governing work relations under labour contracts, covering, inter alia, general provisions (scope of application, form of labour contract, contract period, and labour contract for minor workers), employers' obligations (general obligation to promote good work relations, discrimination prohibition, work protection, duty to inform workers about main work conditions, obligation to offer work to part-time employees, obligation to abide by general collective agreement, minimum wages in the absence of collective agreement, wages during sickness period, and wage payment rules), employers' duties (general obligations, work protection, and conditions in case of activities by competitors), family leave (maternal and paternal leave, work during maternity benefit period, and sickness benefit period), dismissals (grounds, information and notification to workers), general conditions governing the repeal of labour contracts (period for dismissal notice, work certificates), grounds for dismissal (workers' personality, economic reasons, obligation to offer job and to arrange for training, bankruptcy and employer's death), grounds for immediate cancellation of labour contracts, procedure in case of labour contract cancellation (reference to ground for dismissal, hearings of worker and employer, employers' information duty), invalidity of labour contract and excessive conditions, labour contracts of international character (law applicable to the labour contract and applicability of the Expatriate Workers' Act No. 1146 of 1999), liability to pay damages (general liability, liability due to unjustified cancellation of labour contracts, compensation and unemployment benefit), and miscellaneous provisions (freedom of association, right to meeting locals outside working time, workers' representatives, accommodation advantages, non-derogatory nature of workers' rights and advantages as provided for under this Act, penal sanctions). Repeals the Employment Contracts Act (No. 320 of 1970). Unofficial translation (Ministry of Labour, 2004) available online in English.

  37. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 522 of 2000) to repeal section 5 of the Wage Guarantee Ordinance (No. 868 of 1998). - http://www.finlex.fi

    Adoption: 2000-05-31 | FIN-2000-R-62997

  38. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Wage Guarantee Act (866/1998). (Palkkaturvalaki) - Unofficial English Translation  (as amended) Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 1998-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | FIN-1998-L-51709

    Contains 34 sections covering, inter alia, general conditions (objectives, scope of application, competent authorities), conditions to obtain payment of wage guarantee, application for wage guarantee, decision and payment, reimbursement obligation, rules of appeal and special conditions. Repeals Act No. 649 of 1973 on the same subject. Unofficial translation (Ministry of Labour, 2002) available online in English.

  39. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Wage Guarantee Ordinance (No. 868 of 1998). - Unofficial English translation (November 2005)

    Adoption: 1998-11-27 | Date of entry into force: 1999-01-01 | FIN-1998-R-51710

    Contains twelve sections covering, inter alia, application for wage guarantee, advisory duty for authoritites in charge, maximum amount payable, payment procedures, state representative, delegation for wage guarantee issues. Unofficial translation (Ministry of Labour) available online in English.

  40. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 1592 of 1992) to amend the Ordinance (No. 137 of 1981) respecting guaranteed payment for Seafarers.

    Adoption: 1992-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-01 | FIN-1992-R-43563

    Amends s. 4

  41. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Act to repeal section 1 a of the Act respecting pensions for workers employed under short-term contracts. (No. 629 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-07-08 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-01 | FIN-1992-L-34505

    Repeals the Act of 9 February 1962 respecting pensions for workers employed under short-term contracts and related matters.

  42. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance (of 7 November 1969) respecting the application of the Act (No. 671 of 1969) to provide for pensions for workers employed under short-term contacts. No. 791.

    Adoption: 1987-10-16 | FIN-1987-L-4788

    Amends ss. 3(1 and 3) and 5, and inserts a new s. 3(4) (respecting pension bearing income).

  43. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance (No. 918 of 1984) respecting certain measures in connection with the society's responsibilities for youth. No. 1002.

    Adoption: 1986-12-19 | FIN-1986-R-4118

    Amends s. 8 (apprentice payments).

  44. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend the Sickness Insurance Ordinance (No. 473 of 1963).

    Adoption: 1986-11-14 | FIN-1986-R-4109

    Amends ss. 12a and 14 (respecting compensation for loss of earnings).

  45. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act (No. 134 of 1962) respecting pensions for workers employed under short-term contracts.

    Adoption: 1986-08-08 | FIN-1986-L-2652

    Amends ss. 1, 4, 5 and 9.

  46. Finland - Conditions of employment - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance (No. 184 of 1962) respecting pensions for workers employed under short-term contracts.

    Adoption: 1985-01-31 | FIN-1985-R-1165

    Amends ss 11, 14a and 18 (administration).

  47. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    An Act to amend section 7 of the Act (No. 134 of 1962) to provide for pensions for workers employed under short-term contracts.

    Adoption: 1985-01-18 | FIN-1985-L-1134

    Pensionable remuneration.

  48. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    An Act to amend s. 5 of the Act (No. 134 of 1962) to provide for pensions for workers employed under short-term contracts.

    Adoption: 1982-12-17 | FIN-1982-L-10734

  49. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act (No. 134 of 1962) to provide for pensions for workers employed under short-term contracts.

    Adoption: 1982-12-14 | FIN-1982-L-10732

    Inserts a new s. 10a.

  50. Finland - Conditions of employment - Law, Act

    An Act to amend ss. 1 and 4 of the Act (No. 134 of 1962) to provide for pensions for workers employed under short-term contracts.

    Adoption: 1981-06-26 | FIN-1981-L-11210

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