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Rights and Responsibilities of Employees in Finland


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Rights and Responsibilities of Employees in Finland

  1. 1. The Rights and responsibilities of the employees<br />Kallaveden koulu Kuopio Finland<br />1.11.2010<br />Roosa, Eveliina,Laura ja Tanja<br />
  2. 2. Employment begins when you make contract of employment or at the date that is mentioned in the contract. You can make the contract in text form or verbally, but it would be recommended to make the contract in text form, because if you make it verbally the contents are hard to verify in events of dispute<br />
  3. 3.   Ending employment<br />Employer can undo the employment contract if employee has neglected safety and duties or broken the rules of workplace. However, employee is often terminated and then term of notice is valid which can alternate between few weeks to several months. <br />
  4. 4. Finland has got a legislation that limits the paid employment of young.<br />When you are 15 you can make your contract of employment by yourself, but under fifteen years olds contract can be made with supporters permission or by supporter. <br />
  5. 5. Employee has possibility to undo the employment contract if employer breaks the contract, law or responsibilities. When terminating the contract of employment, employee doesn’t have to notify the reason of ending the contract. <br />Fifteen years old can undo the employment contract or if it disturbs their schoolwork or growth their supporters can undo it. <br />Summer jobs are usually periodic, when the contract ends without terminating<br />
  6. 6. Payment and working hours<br />Determining the contract of employment, contents of contract are settled; including payment, working hours and other benefits<br />Payment could be paid as week -, month- or hourly wages, or contract salary. Contract salary means that employee gets payment when certain given work is fulfilled. Payment can be also paid by fringe benefits like food or apartment. The size of payment depends on working hours and the amount of work. <br />
  7. 7. <ul><li>Also working hours are contract-depended. However, employee must be in use of employer and doing active work in working hours. Legislation says that workers are allowed to work eight hours at most in a day and forty hours in a week.
  8. 8. There is also variable working hours, when beginning and ending of work aren’t settled, but employee can choose them by him- or herself, if working hours fill a certain time period.
  9. 9. Compulsory educated 15 years old are allowed to work two hours at most in schooldays and seven hours in holidays. Schooldays and working hours aren’t allowed to surpass eight hours</li>