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A foreign employee has a Finnish spouse. Does the employer still need to ensure the foreign employee’s right to work?

A foreign employee has a Finnish spouse. Does the employer still need to ensure the foreign employee’s right to work?

Foreign employee

Citizens of EU Member States, Iceland, Liechstenstein, Norway and Switzerland do not need a residence permit in Finland. Citizens of any other country, even if they are spouses of citizens of the aforementioned countries, must have the right to work in Finland in order to be employed. The employer is required under the Aliens Act to ensure the right to work and to keep this information at the workplace.

19 Feb 2016
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