Key facts for employees

How long is the initial employment trial period? How are wages determined? Where can I get help when there are problems at work? Straightforward answers to this kind of basic employee questions can be found in the Guide to working in Finland published by the national labour and employer confederations. This key information is available online in Swedish and English.

Knowledge of principal working life rights and duties is important to both employees and employers. Labour legislation defines basic rules of working life, while more detailed regulations are set out in collective agreements. The online guide provides links to further information available through the websites of Finnish trade unions, employers' federations and other specialist agencies and organisations operating in working life.

The contents of the online guide have been compiled by the national labour and employer confederations of Finland (The Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland Akava, The Central Organisation of Finnish Trade Unions - SAK, The Finnish Confederation of Professionals STTK, The Confederation of Finnish Industries EK, Commission for Local Authority Employers in Finland KT, The Office for the Government as Employer VTML and The Church Employer's Office KiT). These organisations will also update the information on the website every six months.

Below the links to the different online guides available: 
www.guidetoworkinginfinland.fi  - English version
www.arbetsmarknadsnyckeln.fi - Swedish version
www.tyomarkkina-avain.fi - Finnish version

Päivitetty: 10.05.2017