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Finland

Last updated on 9/19/2019
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Minimum gross wage

Not applicable
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A personal wage element is always payable in addition to the hourly rate based on pay scale.
By definition, posted workers cannot be novice workers because they have already worked in the company before the company sends them abroad.

Salary per category

Novice professionals

13.24 EUR per hour

Professionals

14.58 EUR per hour

Experienced professionals

15.86 EUR per hour

Highly experienced professionals

16.97 EUR per hour

Novice employees

10.73 EUR per hour

Employees with minimal work experience

12.08 EUR per hour

Daily

8 hours nationally legislated; working hours act

Weekly

40 hours

Overtime

250 hours per year

Breaks

Rest

2 x 12 minutes

Lunch

30 minutes
Not paid

Special conditions

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Depends on sector, see collective agreement in useful links

Within Finland

Travel allowance

Over 5 km : 1.94 per day
Over 100 km : 26.4 EUR per day

Meal allowance

10.5 EUR per day

Accommodation allowance

Applicable - employer has to arrange and pay

Subsistence/daily allowance

42 EUR per day 2019

Overtime

First 2 hours : 50 % nationally legislated; working hours act
From 3 hours : 100 %

Evening work

Allowed : it depends from sector to sector, see collective agreement

Night work

It depends from sector to sector, see collective agreement

Working on Saturdays

50 %

Working on Sundays

100 % according to law

Working on public holidays

100 %

Shift work

Allowed - depends from sector to sector

Hazardous work

Compensation can be agreed on locally

Standby pay

Applicable
It depends from sector to sector, see collective agreement

Annual holidays allowance

18.5 % of gross salary
Before annual leave

Additional wage components

Applicable
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A personal wage element is always payable in addition to the hourly rate based on pay scale
A separate wage element of 7.7% will be included in each wage payment to compensate for working on public holidays

Other

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Unemployment compensation for not working on extremely cold days

Number of holidays

24 to 30 days per year
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Law on holidays: 24 during summer, 6 during winter

Public holidays

10 days per year
New Year’s Day (1st Jan.)
Epiphany (6th January)
Good Friday
Easter Day
1st May
Ascension Day
Midsummer´s Eve
Independence Day (6th December)
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day

Social security contributions

3.04 % for illness and unemployment
6.75 % for pensions for people under 53
8.25 % for pensions for people over 53

Income tax

Is progressive depending on income

Sickness/illness

Day 28 to 56 : 100 % depending on length of working career
For posted workers
Same regulations for posted workers (Posted Workers Law)

Work injuries/accidents

Day 28 to 56 100 % depending on length of working career

Info Contacts

Rakennusliitto

PO Box 307
FIN-00531 Helsinki
FINLAND
T. + 358 (0) 20 77 4003
You can contact us in the following languages
English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Polish, Spanish, Swedish