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Employment regulations at workplace Contract of employment Contract of employment is the binding agreement between you - an employee and your employer. It is said that agreement can be concluded in oral or written form. However, is way much better to have it written. Keep your eye on it! Agreement means that an employer and an employee agree to perform certain work tasks according to prescribed rules with salary. When designing the final content of agreement your employer must follow Finnish labour law acts: Employment Contracts Acts, Annual Holidays Acts and Working Hours Act. Thus, you should find in your contract following records: - employers’ and employees’ needs and requirements - working hours (Working Hours Acts) - the amount of salary - the provisions of Employment Contracts Act as an minimum of agreed duties - provisions about holidays and social benefits (Annual Holidays Acts) The final conclusion of contracts is tantamount to the agreement for work according to its basis. Thus, before final signing of your contract, read it carefully and make sure that all its provisions stay clear to you. Working hours and overtime Full-time job: The working hours are clearly determined in Working Hours Act. The standard working hours in Finland are usually 7,5 - 8 hours per day, in practice it means 37,5 - 40 working hours per week. Part-time job: In case of part time job and fixed-time agreement it is less than 7,5 hours per day. The time of your work stays up to you and your employers’ needs. E.g. the certain task to perform might be less or more time consuming. Shifts: There are three kinds of shifts: morning, evening and night shift of work. In Finland night work usually starts at 11 pm up to 6am and requires special compensation on the ground of working conditions. However, the shifts and night shift time may depend on your collective bargain and it is different in each field of job. Sunday work: It is a work performed during Sundays including public holidays e.g. 1st of May or Independence Day (6th of December). If your job requires to work at Sundays, the compensation of 100% daily salary has to be paid by your employer. Overtime: Overtime is the work to be performed in excess of your maximum regular working hours agreed with an employer. Sometimes, the requirement of extra work may occur and then, you have to work longer than usual. In this case, another agreement of overtime between an employer and an employee is needed to precise the amount of compensation for your extra work. For the first two daily hours of overwork the 50% of bonus is provided and then, payment for following hours increases up to 100%. Your overtime work can also be rewarded as days off from work or shorter days at work. Holidays As an employee, you have a right to annual holidays. The wages are paid for the time when you are on your holidays. Generally, there is a 2 ½ days of leave holidays per month accumulating for every worker. However, if you have worked for less than a year in the same place, it is 2 days per month.

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