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Amendments to the Finnish Annual Holidays Act into force as of 1 April 2019

The Finnish Annual Holidays Act was amended as of 1 April 2019. The said Act now also guarantees four weeks of paid holiday to employees who have been on a lengthy period of absence due to sickne...

Brexit may happen on 12 April at the earliest - Make sure that you have registered your right of residence!

Finland has drafted a special act that will apply if the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 12 April 2019. Under the act, British citizens living in Finland can stay in Finland until the end of 2020, but...

Growth in commerce will slow down next year – taxation on services limits growth

Even a strong economic cycle has not been enough to bring commerce to the level of growth of the early 2000s. Retail is estimated to grow this year as well as last year. However, the growth will slow...

Sales in menswear experience global growth – Finland not an exception

The global trend of men’s fashion sales growing faster than women’s is visible in Finland, too. Last year, Finnish consumers’ spending on clothing increased by one per cent compared to the previous ye...

Pay solution in the Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector and changes to the text

A new collective agreement has been made for the commercial sector, and it will be valid from 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2020.

A new Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector has been signed

A new Collective Agreement for the Commercial Sector has been signed and will apply from 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2020.

Information for the employers regarding the changes of the new collective agreement will be published in due course.

The Finnish Commerce Federation's instructions on the overtime prohibition of the Service Union United (PAM)

PAM has declared a prohibition to generate overtime and flexitime to the commercial sector as of Monday 19 February 2018 at 6:00.

Collective agreement negotiations continue