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.
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). […]
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 […]
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 (incomesregister.fi e-service). Employers must report employees’ wages no later than five […]
Starting 1 January 2019, and in accordance with the new Act on Income Information System (53/2016), employers will be required to report paid salaries, benefits and pensions to the Income Register.