Recent news

Latest items of recent news relevant to Finland as reported in our fortnightly newswire ‘Dernières nouvelles’.

Finland: Tax agency updates guidance on employee travel expense deductions

The tax agency has recently updated guidance on employee travel expense deductions …

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Finland: People over 50 years of age should be offered the opportunity to reduce night shifts and long hours

The Finnish Institute of Occupational Health has updated its recommendations on working times for those aged 50+ …

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Finland: 80% have positive experience working with people from foreign backgrounds: STTK survey

Working with someone who has a foreign background …

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Finland: Family leave reform 2022

Family leave reforms will be introduced from due dates that fall from 4th September 2022 …

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Finland: Regional restrictions on the provision of employment

Employers may not rely on a clause in an applicable collective agreement limiting geographical scope when determining if an employee is redundant …

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Finland: Finnish enterprises voice concern about wage deal in municipal sector

The collective agreement setting new pay rates in the municipal sector has made private sector employers threaten to end sectoral bargaining altogether …

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Finland: Number of labour disputes lowest in over 50 years in 2021

During 2021, there were a total of 55 labour disputes – the lowest recorded number in over 50 years …

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Finland: Act on Cooperation Within Undertakings

The Act on Cooperation Within Undertakings has been revised to allow parties to undertake their duties in a less complex way …

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Finland: Labour union ends UPM strike that cut paper supply

The Finnish Paperworkers’ Union has agreed to end its 112-day strike against the leading manufacturer UPM …

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Finland: New collective agreement in hotel, restaurant, and leisure industry

The newly concluded collective agreement between the Service Union United (PAM) and the Finnish Hospitality Association (MaRa) will be valid until 31st March 2024 …

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Finland: Pay Infringements in jobs posting

Report on jobs posting in 2021 indicates greatest infringements are in the field of pay …

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Finland: Government plans to let workers see colleagues’ salaries to close gender pay gap

Equality Minister Thomas Blomqvist is planning to tackle the gender pay gap by making employee incomes transparent …

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Finland: Social security agreement between Finland and Japan enters into force on 1 February 2022

A new social security agreement has been concluded with Japan …

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Finland: Non-competition clauses in Finnish employment contracts will become very expensive from 2022 onwards

An amendment to the Employment Contracts Act is likely to be made on 1st January 2022 that will increase the costs of enforcing non-compete agreements …

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Finland: Changes to posted worker reporting effective 1 October 2021

A new occupational safety and health authority form has been issued to enable employers to make their statutory notification under jobs posting rules …

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