Finland equalizes family leave entitlements between parents

The Finnish parliament recently adopted a bill introducing a government-paid pregnancy leave and an unpaid carer’s leave, as well as equalizing family leave entitlements between both parents, including same-sex couples and adoptive parents. The family leave reform entered into effect on 1 August 2022, and applies to births from 4 September 2022 and placements for adoption on or after 31 July 2022.


Finland to expand parental leave entitlements

The newly appointed Finnish government has recently announced its plan to enhance family leave entitlements by: Expanding government-paid parental leave to each parent. Each parent would therefore have 6.6 months (approximately 164 working days – six working days per week). […]


Finland to implement new flexible working rules

The Finnish Parliament recently approved amendments to the Working Hours Act (the “Act”). The amendments will enter into force on 1 January 2020, and aim to improve employees’ work-life balance by facilitating flexible working arrangements for all employees.    Background […]

Finland income reporting requirement

Since 1 January 2019, employers have been required to report all salaries directly to the national Incomes Register (Tulorekisteri) through an online database maintained by the Finnish Tax Administration ( e-service). Employers must report employees’ wages no later than five […]