* Playroll continues to analyse immediate opportunities and fulfilled roles by recruitment partners, contractors and employers to identify in-demand jobs.

Capital City
Helsinki
Currency

Euro (€)

Timezone

EET (GMT +2)

Payroll
Monthly
Employment Cost

21.07%

Annual Leave

30 days

In-demand Specialties*
Technology Sector, Education, High-Skilled Care Professions

The Ultimate Guide to Hiring Employees in Finland

Simplify hiring employees in Finland by partnering with Playroll. Our Employer of Record (EOR) handles hiring, onboarding, payroll, taxes, immigration, benefits administration, and compliance. While you maintain control of day-to-day tasks and responsibilities.

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Key Considerations Before Hiring In Finland

Employing in Finland requires employers to own a legal entity in the country and manage payroll, tax, benefits and compliance through their own in-country resources. Grow your team in Finland with our Employer of Record solution, ensuring streamlined, compliant business expansion with no entity.

Playroll allows you to hire employee's in Finland quickly, easily and we even automate tax document collection, benefits, payroll and more.

Good To Know

Finland has one of the strongest skill development systems in the world. Its population is known for its high proficiency in information processing skills. Interestingly, Finland enrolment in adult education ranks among the highest in the world - indicating a culture that is dedicated to skill development and learning.

Finland is known as being home to the world’s happiest people, driven by an extensive social welfare program, high per capita income, extensive civil liberties, and strong economic growth. Working in Finland comes with a high quality of life.

Embedded in Finnish culture is an open-mindedness for science and technology and a broad commitment to knowledge-based growth and prosperity. Finnish workers are also known for their strong work ethic, an important consideration when employing remotely!

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Fundamental Aspects of Employment in Finland

While oral and electronic employment contracts are legally binding in Finland, written contracts are considered best practice. The contract should outline the basic terms of employment which includes:

  • Identification of both parties
  • Date of commencement (and employment duration for temporary contracts)
  • Workplace
  • Job description, duties and responsibilities
  • Salary, compensation and benefits
  • Working hours
  • Leave and holidays
  • Notice periods for employment termination
  • Probation period
  • Reference to collective agreements
  • Terms applying for work conducted abroad

Probationary Period in Finland

Probationary periods are common in Finland. However, trial periods should not exceed six months – four months under certain collective agreements.

Working hours in Finland

The typical workweek for employees consists of between 37.5 to 40 hours a week, depending on employee position and collective bargaining agreements.

Overtime in Finland

Employers are obligated to seek the employee’s consent every time overtime work is deemed necessary. An employee’s weekly working time should never exceed 48 hours. Overtime pay is 150% of the employee’s normal wages for the first two hours worked overtime in one day. Every following hour must be paid at a rate of 200%.

Navigating Key Aspects of Payroll in Finland

Finland has a robust and complex payroll and tax system, and as an employer, it pays to understand payroll process basics.

1 January - 31 December

Fiscal Year in Finland

1 January - 31 December is the 12-month accounting period that businesses in Finland use for financial and tax reporting purposes.
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Payroll Cycle in Finland

The payroll cycle in Finland is usually monthly, with employees being paid by the last day of the month..

Minimum Wage in Finland

Minimum wages and salaries in Finland

There is no statutory minimum wage in Finland; however, most employees are covered by collective agreements specifying minimum pay rates.

Bonus Payments in Finland

13th-month salary payments are customary in Finland and are usually paid before the employee’s holiday.

Comprehensive Overview of Employment Taxes in Finland

Understanding the tax obligations for both employers and employees is crucial when operating in Finland's business landscape. This section explains how taxes and statutory fees affect payroll and individual earnings in Finland.

Employer Tax Contributions

Employer payroll contributions are generally estimated at an additional 21.07% on top of the employee salary in Finland.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Employee Payroll Tax Contributions

In Finland, the typical estimation for employee payroll contributions cost is around 10.61% - 12.11%.

Tax Rate Tax Type

Individual Payroll Tax Contributions

The individual national income tax ranges from 6% to 32%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates. Employees also pay an additional flat rate for municipality taxes (up to 10.86%). Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as Church Tax, number of children, among others.

Tax Rate Income Bracket

Pension in Finland

In Finland, both employers and employees contribute to TyEL which is an insurance taken out by employers. The statutory retirement age is 65.

The tax-related information provided in this guide is intended for general guidance and informational purposes only. Reach out to our dedicated team for insights on remote hiring in Finland tailored to your needs.

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Understanding the Protocols for Termination of Employment in Finland

When it comes to terminating employment in Finland, understanding the legal obligations regarding severance pay and contributions is essential. Below is a detailed overview of the key considerations for both employers and employees.

Termination Process

The termination process varies according to the employment agreement and whether or not collective agreements are applicable. Aside from by mutual agreement, employment may only be terminated for "fair" and "weighty" reasons related to both employee and employer.

Notice Period

The amount of notice is dependent on the length of service and reason for termination. If the employer terminates the contract, the notice period is as follows:

  • Up to one year employment: 14 days’ notice
  • One to four years of employment: one month’s notice
  • Four to eight years of employment: two months’ notice
  • Eight to 12 years of employment: four months’ notice
  • Over 12 years of employment: six months’ notice

Severance Pay

There is no statutory severance pay in Finland, although severance may be agreed upon in the employment contract.

Annual Leave Entitlements and Company Policies in Finland

The annual leave entitlement in Finland is 30 days for a full time worker. These can include public holidays on top of that or within those days, which would otherwise be unpaid.

Public Holidays in Finland

The Finnish calendar has 20 flag days. The calendar for the Swedish-speaking population has three additional official flag days for the Åland Islands. The Sámi have 12 of their own official flag days. Midsummer Eve (23 June), and Christmas Eve (24 December) are not public holidays but are holidays for most people, including bank employees.

Holiday Date

Paid Time Off in Finland

Maternity Leave in Finland

Paternity Leave in Finland

Sick Leave in Finland

Parental Leave In Finland

Finland's Benefits Built Into Playroll

Competitive benefits package in Finland

Playroll is committed to providing tailored, competitive benefits packages that are designed not only to attract but also retain top talent worldwide. Our global team of benefits experts build custom local packages to ensure your employees in Finland's needs are met. Typically our packages contain some or all of the following benefits.

Health Insurance
Pension or 401k
Life and Disability Insurance
Vision Insurance
Dental Insurance
Discounts & Perks

Playroll Supplementary Benefits For Employment In Finland

Make your benefits package in Finland a talent magnet with Playroll's local plans. We offer benefits that are compliant, comprehensive, and flexible — all at competitive rates. Speak with our local territory experts to explore the localized benefits we can offer you, while you scale your team.

  • Health Insurance
  • Pension
  • Background Checks
  • IT Equipment Sourcing
  • Company Car Hire
  • Cellphone Contract

Statutory benefits for employment in Finland

Playroll allows you to provide localized benefits for employees in Finland within minutes. All in one manageable online dashboard. If you'd like specific information about our benefits packages in Finland create an account or contact our global expansion team, today.

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Playroll's Expertise in Facilitating Work Visas for Finland

At Playroll we're all about empowering employees to work anywhere, making mobility possible for global teams. We sponsor visas and hire the employee for you, so you don’t have to worry about payroll, taxes, and more.

It's important to note, visa support can be complicated. There are many variables that affect whether sponsorship is possible, including one’s nationality, education, marital status, and the immigration policy for the country in question.

Unfortunately, this means we can’t support visas everywhere - with that being said, we handle the entire visa process in-house, and dig into your situation to give you an overview of what to expect if we're able to help with visa sponsorship in Finland.

Playroll Immigration Support

Integrated EOR Platform

Legal and compliance experts are readily available to provide guidance and case-by-case Q&A support.

Accelerated Immigration Timeline

By leveraging dedicated support from in-house legal and compliance experts for case by case questions and more.

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Accelerated Immigration Timeline

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