Articles

Ending a Civil Service Employment Contract

Ending a civil service employment contract – that is an employment contract governed by legi specialii, namely the Civil Service Act and the Act on Municipical Civil Servants – must be ended as per the aforementioned acts, for the Employment Contract Act does not...

Changes to Zero-Hour Contracts

Previously, both the Employment Contract Act and the Working Hours Act have allowed employing workers under so-called zero-hour contracts, meaning contracts where the employer is not obliged to provide minimum weekly working hours to the employee and the employee is...

Making a job part-time

An employer may turn a full-time employment contract into a part-time contract should there exist non-temporary financial and production-related grounds for termination of the contract. Should the employer have a need of reducing the employee’s weekly or daily working...

Termination of employment on sick leave

Employment relationship can only be terminated on a weighty and substantive basis. Sickness is, in principle, a non-acceptable reason unless the worker’s ability to work has been substantially and so long-lasting ebbed that the employer cannot reasonably be...

Employee Inventions: Rights of the company and the inventor

The employee invention is an invention which is made by an employee during the employment relationship and which can be patented in Finland. The purpose of the regulation is to combine principles regarding the inventor’s right to invention and the...