Periods of notice

Periods of notice

Unless otherwise agreed, the periods of notice laid down in the Finnish Employment Contracts Act apply.

Periods of notice according to the Employment Contracts Act

When the contract is terminated by the employer:

Length of employment Period of notice
Up to 1 year 14 days
1 to 4 years 1 month
4 to 8 years 2 months
8 to 12 years 4 months
12+ years 6 months

 

When the contract is terminated by the employee:

Length of employment Period of notice
Up to 5 years 14 days
5+ years 1 month

 

When the periods of notice are determined in accordance with the Employment Contracts Act, the employer and the employee may agree on the periods of notice. However, the period of notice may not be longer than six (6) months. Furthermore, the period of notice that the employee must observe may not be longer than the period of notice that the employer must observe.

Collective agreements may contain provisions on periods of notice. If the periods of notice laid down in the collective agreement differ from the statutory periods of notice, the employer and the employee must observe the periods of notice laid down in the collective agreement unless the collective agreement provides for other arrangements concerning the periods of notice.

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