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  1. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (1003/2014) amending the Working Hours Act (605/1996). (Laki (1003/2014) työaikalain 26 §:n muuttamisesta (605/1996). ) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2014-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 2015-01-01 | FIN-2014-L-101137

    Introduces to section 26 ss.1 (as partially amended by Act 1518/2009) a new p.15 concerning night work related to care work performed in the employer's home.

    Amends section 26 ss.1 p13 and p14 (as amended by Act 1518/2009) on regulations concerning night work.

  2. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (659/2014) amending the Act on Job Alternation Leave (1305/2002). (Laki (659/2014) vuorotteluvapaalain muuttamisesta (1305/2002).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2014-08-08 | Date of entry into force: 2014-09-01 | FIN-2014-L-101207

    Introduces to the Act new sections 4a and 5a concerning regard to working abroad and upper age limit for the alternation leave.

    Amends section 3 p.1, section 4 ss.1 and ss.6-9, sections 11, 13, 17 and 18 concerning definitions, work history as conditions for job alternation leave, job alternation leave length, accrual of job alternation leave and extension of the agreed job alternation leave, alternation agreement, temporary staff, effects of termination of substitute's employment, right to job alternation leave compensation, employment policy statement and notification obligation. Sections as amended by Acts 1254/2006, 1127/2007, 1054/2008, 925/2012, 1002/2012 and § 17 as it reads in the Acts 1127/2007.

  3. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (1054/2013) amending the Act on Job Alternation Leave (1305/2002). (Laki (1054/2013) vuorotteluvapaalain 15 §:n muuttamisesta (1305/2002).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-12-20 | Date of entry into force: 2014-01-01 | FIN-2013-L-98036

    Amends section 15 ss.2 concerning alternation compensation.

  4. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (276/2013) amending the Annual Holidays Act (162/2005). (Laki (276/2013) vuosilomalain muuttamisesta (162/2005).) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2013-04-12 | Date of entry into force: 2013-05-01 | Date of partial entry into force: 2013-10-01 | FIN-2013-L-97912

    Amends sections 10, 17 and 25 ss.3 concerning holiday pay based on weekly or monthly salary, holiday pay when the employment relationship ends and incapacity when the statutory holidays begins or during the holidays.

  5. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (991/2010) amending the Working Hours Act (605/1996). (Laki työaikalain 2 ja 7 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2010-11-19 | Date of entry into force: 2011-01-01 | FIN-2010-L-89196

    Amends section 7 (1) p.7 respecting period of working hours.

    Repeals section 2 (1), p.5.

  6. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (1518/2009) amending the Working Hours Act (605/1996). (Laki työaikalain muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2009-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 2010-01-01 | FIN-2009-L-87772

    Amends section 14, section 26 (1) p. 14, section 27 and section 36 (as amended by Act 404/2004) respecting exceptional regular working hours, night work, shift work and night shifts in period work and dispensation.

  7. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (1054/2008) amending the Act on Job Alternation Leave (1305/2002). (Laki vuorotteluvapaalain 17 §:n muuttamisesta.) - Act online in Finnish Act online in Swedish

    Adoption: 2008-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | FIN-2008-L-87510

    Amends section 17 (1) (as amended by Act 1127/2007) respecting labour-market political statements.

  8. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1127 of 2007) amending the Alternation Leave Act (No. 1305 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2007-12-07 | Date of entry into force: 2008-01-01 | Date of end of application: 2009-12-31 | FIN-2007-L-79843

    Amends sections 3 (definitions), 5 (conditions for alternation leave), 7-10 (i.e. agreement respecting alternation leave), 15(3) (amount of the alternation leave benefit), 17 (advisory opinions on employment policy), 23 (executing organs) and 25 (coming into force).

  9. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act No. 1254 of 2006 to amend section 4 of Alternation Leave Act (No. 1305 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2006-12-22 | FIN-2006-L-74984

    Amends section 4 (conditions).

  10. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act No. 1092 of 2006 to amend the Alternation Leave Act (No. 1305 of 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-12-08 | Date of entry into force: 2007-12-01 | FIN-2006-L-74975

    Amends sections 20(1 and 2)and 21(1).

  11. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 579 of 2006) to amend the Employment Contracts Act (No. 55 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2006-06-29 | Date of entry into force: 2006-08-01 | FIN-2006-L-74195

    Adds a new s. 18 to ch. 2 respecting the right of employees to leave to carry out pro bono municipal tasks.

  12. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 460 of 2006) to amend ch. 2 of the Employment Contracts Act (No. 55 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2006-06-08 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | FIN-2006-L-74185

    Adds to ch. 2 a new s. 11a concerning the duty of the employer in connection with partial sick leave.

  13. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Annual Holidays Act (162/2005). (Vuosilomalaki) - Unofficial English Translation  (as amended) Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2005-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | FIN-2005-L-70160

    Ch. 1: General rules - ss. 1 to 4
    Ch. 2: Duration of annual leave - ss. 5 to 8
    Ch. 3: Salary during annual leave - ss. 9 to 15
    Ch. 4: Annual leave compensation - ss. 16 to 19
    Ch. 5: Grant of annual leave - ss. 20 to 27
    Ch. 6: Special rules - ss. 28 to 38
    Ch. 7: Entry into force and transitional rules - ss. 39-40

  14. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 164 of 2005) to amend s. 23 of the Hours of Work Act (No. 605 of 1996).

    Adoption: 2005-03-18 | Date of entry into force: 2005-04-01 | FIN-2005-L-70163

    Amends s. 23 respecting leave as compensation for additional and overtime work.

  15. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1244 of 2004) to amend s. 4 of the Alternation Leave Act (No. 1305 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2004-12-21 | Date of entry into force: 2005-01-01 | FIN-2004-L-69849

    Amends s. 4 respecting work history as condition for alternation leave.

  16. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 609 of 2004) to amend ss. 20 and 21 of the Alternation Leave Act (No. 1305 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2004-06-24 | Date of entry into force: 2004-08-01 | FIN-2004-L-67977

    Amends s. 21(1); adds to s. 20 a new sub-section 5 (appeal).

  17. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 404 of 2004) to amend the Hours of Work Act (No. 605 of 1996).

    Adoption: 2004-05-19 | Date of entry into force: 2004-06-01 | FIN-2004-L-67547

    Amends ss. 14(1) and (3) (exceptional ordinary work time), 26(1)(14) (night work), 27(1) (shift work and night shift during periodic work) and 36 (grant of exemption).

  18. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 363 of 2004) to amend the Alternation Leave Act (No. 1305 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2004-05-07 | Date of entry into force: 2004-06-01 | FIN-2004-L-67535

    Amends ss. 19(2) and 21(1) (reclaim of benefits etc.).

  19. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act on Job Alternation Leave (1305/2002). (Vuorotteluvapaalaki) - Unofficial English translation Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 2002-12-30 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | Date of end of application: 2007-12-31 | FIN-2002-L-63021

    Act dealing with alternation leave, which employees may take with the consent of the employer and where the employer replaces the employee with usually a young unemployed person. Contains 26 sections covering, inter alia, objectives (increase workers motivation and occupational health as well as to create better employment perspectives for the unemployed), scope of application, definitions (upon alternation leave the temporary employment opportunity is filled by unemployed), conditions (such as employment period of persons taking leave), period of alternation leave, written alternation leave contract, conditions governing the substitute person, interruption of alternation leave period, right for the employed person with alternation leave to go back to employment, alternation leave allowance, application for alternation leave allowance, reporting duty for employers, reimbursement, revision procedure, application of related Acts, control and miscellaneous. Act No. 1663 of 1995 remains applicable to agreements concluded before the entry into force of this Act.

  20. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 935 of 2002) to amend the Act (No. 248 of 1982) on hours of work on board vessels plying on inland waterways. - Finlex

    Adoption: 2002-11-08 | Date of entry into force: 2003-01-01 | FIN-2002-L-63002

    Adds section 6a (Reduced working hours).

  21. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1034 of 1999) to repeal the Act respecting leave allowances for small-scale entrepreneurs (No. 408 of 1977).

    Adoption: 1999-11-12 | Date of entry into force: 2000-01-01 | FIN-1999-L-55470

  22. Finland - Conditions of work - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of the Council of State (No. 519 of 1999) to repeal the Decision of the Council of State (No. 607 of 1981) respecting the arrangements to be made at workplaces run by the State.

    Adoption: 1999-04-08 | Date of entry into force: 1999-05-01 | FIN-1999-M-53559

  23. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Working Hours Act (605/1996). (Työaikalaki) - Unofficial English translation (as amended) Acts on-line in Finnish and Swedish

    Adoption: 1996-06-06 | Date of entry into force: 1996-11-23 | Date of partial entry into force: 1997-01-01 | FIN-1996-L-46245

    Consists of 47 sections subdivided in 9 chapters with the following headings: Ch. 1, Scope of application; Ch. 2, Time comprised in working time; Ch. 3, Ordinary hours of work; Ch. 4, Exceeding ordinary hours of work; Ch. 5, Night and shift work; Ch. 6, Rest periods and work on Sundays; Ch. 7, Log of working time; Ch. 8, Special provisions; Ch. 9, Entry into force and transitional provisions. Repeals the Hours of Work Act (No. 604 of 1946), the Shops and Offices Hours of Work Act (No. 400 of 1978), the Act (No. 184 of 1970) respecting hours of work for foremen, the Act (No. 407 of 1989) respecting hours of work in agriculture, and the Act (No. 302 of 1961) respecting hours of work in bakeries. Unofficial translation (2002) available online in English.

  24. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1663 of 1995) on the job alternation leave experiment, as last amended by Act No. 77 of 2001. - http://www.finlex.fi/english/laws/index.php

    Adoption: 1995-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | Date of end of application: 1997-12-31 | FIN-1995-L-43695

    Alternating leave is a leave period granted to an employee for a fixed period of time (minimum 90 and maximum 359 days), during which the employer undertakes to hire an unemployed person registered with an employment agency. The employee on leave is entitled to alternating leave benefits amounting to 70 percent of the unemployment benefit to which he/she would be entitled if unemployed. Regulates the conditions for obtaining leave, the calculation of benefits, reinstatement of the employee and related matters. Unofficial translation (Ministry of Labour, 2002) available online in English.

  25. Finland - Conditions of work - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance (No. 1679 of 1995) respecting a replacement service for farmers.

    Adoption: 1995-12-22 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | FIN-1995-R-43701

    Repeals the Ordinance (No. 46 of 1985), including subsequent changes, on the same subject.

  26. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1677 of 1995) to amend the Act (No. 2 of 1985) respecting a replacement service for farmers.

    Adoption: 1995-12-18 | Date of entry into force: 1996-01-01 | FIN-1995-L-43700

    Numerous amendments including insertion of new provisions concerning, inter alia, the possibility for farmers themselves to organize and provide replacements and the compensation farmers may receive for costs incurred for such replacements.

  27. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (No. 1312 of 1995) to amend the Act (No. 400 of 1978) respecting hours of work in commerce and in offices.

    Adoption: 1995-11-24 | Date of entry into force: 1995-12-01 | FIN-1995-L-43657

    Amends section 9(2) (weekly rest - exceptions for drivers), and inserts two new sections 5 and 8a (exceptions from prescribed limits regarding ordinary working time and daily rest for drivers may be made by collective agreement).

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

    Ordinance respecting paid leave for persons working with radiation in hospitals and at Health Care Centres (No. 1045 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-11-28 | Date of entry into force: 1994-12-01 | Date of end of application: 1995-11-30 | FIN-1994-R-40034

  29. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act respecting compensation to employers for costs for annual leave during periods during which parental allowances are paid (No. 238 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-03-30 | Date of entry into force: 1994-04-01 | FIN-1994-L-36817

    Provides that where an employer has given an employee paid leave during a period of time during which the worker, without working, received special maternity allowance or parental allowance under the Sickness Insurance Act, the employer is entitled to compensation from the Sickness Insurance in accordance with this Act.

  30. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act to amend section 25 of the Act respecting hours of work in agriculture (No. 1182 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | FIN-1993-L-35666

    Provides that section 25 is applicable to collective agreements between state authorities and the municipal labour market board.

  31. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act to amend section 5 of Act respecting hours of work in commerce and in offices (No. 1183 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-12-17 | Date of entry into force: 1994-01-01 | FIN-1993-L-35667

    Provides that section 5 is also applicable to collective agreements between state authorities and the municipal labour market board.

  32. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act to amend the Act respecting work in bakeries (No. 302 of 1961) (No. 916 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-05 | Date of entry into force: 1993-12-01 | FIN-1993-L-36833

    Provisions in respect to hours of work, work on public holidays and fines.

  33. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act to amend section 12b of the Act respecting hours of work in commerce and offices (No. 19 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-01-08 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-01 | FIN-1993-L-37184

    Amends section 12b (motorcarrier's log of working hours and rest periods).

  34. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (1126:89) to amend Act (2:85) respecting replacement services for farmers.

    Adoption: 1989-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-01 | FIN-1989-L-30946

    Repeals section 16 and amends sections 13, 14 and 39 (organisation).

  35. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (1128:89) to amend Act (2:85) respecting replacement services for farmers.

    Adoption: 1989-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-01 | FIN-1989-L-30948

    Repeals section 9b(1) and inserts a new section 9f (scope of application).

  36. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (1129:89) to amend Act (2:85) respecting replacement services for farmers.

    Adoption: 1989-12-15 | Date of entry into force: 1990-01-01 | FIN-1989-L-30949

    Repeals section 24(2) (scope of application).

  37. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (918:89) to amend Act (435:69) respecting retail trade and shop opening hours.

    Adoption: 1989-10-20 | Date of entry into force: 1989-11-01 | FIN-1989-L-30954

    Amends several sections and inserts new sections 6 (point 7 to 10) and 6(2) (scope of application, etc.).

  38. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (919:89) to give effect to child care leave under section 34 of Act (320:70) respecting contracts of employment.

    Adoption: 1989-10-20 | Date of entry into force: 1989-11-01 | FIN-1989-L-30955

    Employees are entitled to take leave until the child has reached 3 years of age according to the Act respecting contracts of employment [LS 1970-Fin. 2] and [LS 1974-Fin. 2].

  39. Finland - Conditions of work - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision (601:89) of the Council of State respecting arrangement of transport for employees performing night work.

    Adoption: 1989-06-21 | Date of entry into force: 1989-10-01 | FIN-1989-M-30965

    This Decision is applicable to employees covered by Act (604:46) respecting hours of work [LS 1946-Fin. 4, cons., 1965-Fin. 1], Act (400:78) respecting hours of work in commercial establishments and offices [LS 1980-Fin. 1], and Act (407:89) respecting hours of work in agriculture.

  40. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    Act (651/88) respecting co-operation within government departments and institutions.

    Adoption: 1988-07-01 | Date of entry into force: 1988-10-01 | FIN-1988-L-30998

    Regulates negotiations etc. in order that employees' participation may influence the working environment, etc.

  41. Finland - Conditions of work - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of the Council of State to amend its decision (No. 486 of 1979) concerning regulations respecting health care for workers employed by the State. No. 365.

    Adoption: 1988-04-21 | FIN-1988-M-6334

    Amends several ss. respecting sick leave, parental leave, leave to care for a sick child, and temporary and partial leave to care for a child.

  42. Finland - Conditions of work - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of the Council of State respecting the length of holidays for farmers. No. 200.

    Adoption: 1988-02-25 | FIN-1988-M-6325

    For each full month of work, a farmer is entitled to have a replacement for 1.5 days (under the Act respecting a replacement service for farmers, No. 2 of 1985).

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

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance (No. 692 of 1973) respecting the leave entitlements of government officials. No. 1199.

    Adoption: 1987-12-23 | FIN-1987-R-4879

    Repeals ss. 4, 5 and 11. Amends ss. 1 (the scope of application), 3(2), 3(3), (6) and (10) (off-duty time), 7(1) (period of service that gives rise to leave entitlement) and 22 (erroneously granted leave).

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

    Ordinance respecting leave entitlements and leave remuneration of certain government officials employed on a part-time or spare time basis and of independent teachers (1200/1987).

    Adoption: 1987-12-23 | FIN-1987-R-4880

    Regulates the leave entitlements of government officials who have been engaged for either 20 hours a week for a period of four weeks or who have been engaged for at least 18 days of the year or for 35 hours during one year.

  45. Finland - Conditions of work - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance (No. 294 of 1960) respecting hours of work at governmental offices and institutions. No. 1201.

    Adoption: 1987-12-23 | FIN-1987-R-4881

    Amends ss. 3 (relief periods), 5 (special circumstances for overtime) and 30 (exempted civil servants).

  46. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    An Act to amend the Act (No. 400 of 1978) respecting shops and offices hours of work [LS 1980-Fin. 1B]. No. 250.

    Adoption: 1987-03-06 | FIN-1987-L-4040

    Amends s. 8(5) (permitted exceptions).

  47. Finland - Conditions of work - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Decision of the Council of State respecting the length of annual leave for farmers under the Act (No. 2 of 1985) respecting replacement service for farmers. no. 234.

    Adoption: 1987-02-19 | FIN-1987-M-4038

    Sets the annual leave at 1 and 2/5 days for each full month of work.

  48. Finland - Conditions of work - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance (No. 84 of 1984) respecting annual leave for employees who deal with dangerous radiation in hospitals. No. 799.

    Adoption: 1986-11-07 | FIN-1986-R-4107

    Amends s. 4 (the scope of application).

  49. Finland - Conditions of work - Law, Act

    An Act to amend sections 1 and 9 of the Act (No. 955 of 1972) respecting temporary departures from the provisions as to the prohibition of the employment of women on night work.

    Adoption: 1984-12-28 | FIN-1984-L-1090

    Valid until the end of 1988.

  50. Finland - Conditions of work - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Ordinance to amend the Ordinance (No. 692 of 1973) respecting leave for government officials.

    Adoption: 1984-04-25 | FIN-1984-R-593

    Amends ss. 2, 3 and 16.

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