Collective agreements contain such detailed provisions. B as the remuneration to be paid for work and working time. In the strict sense of the term, “local agreement” means the agreement of conditions of employment in the workplace on the basis of the provisions of the existing collective agreement. The organisation of health and safety cooperation in the workplace can be agreed locally in a way that is appropriate to the local situation. The parties to such a local agreement are the employer, the worker protection officer or another staff representative. If no staff representative has been elected in the workplace, an agreement can be reached by all staff or a group of staff. Collective agreements are used to supplement legislation or to negotiate scope-specific contracts. The main principle is that collective agreements cannot contain terms that are less than the statutory requirements. In the broadest sense of the term, “local agreement” means all the steps taken by employers and workers to promote a common understanding of workplace issues. “agreement” can only refer to a process in which the parties acquire, as a result of negotiations, a common understanding of a given situation and its importance. In Finland, collective agreements are of general application. This means that a collective agreement in an industry becomes a general legal minimum for an individual`s employment contract, whether or not he or she is unionized. For this condition to apply, half of the workers in this sector must be unionized and therefore support the agreement.
Agreements between an employer and individual workers may be concluded for an indeterminate period or for a limited period of time. All agreements that must remain in force indefinitely, as well as temporary agreements for a period of at least two weeks, must be concluded in writing. The terminated contracts expire at the end of the adjustment period during which the termination takes place. Fixed-term contracts of more than one year may be terminated after the first four months in the same way as existing indeterminate agreements. The collective agreement covers you against arbitrary dismissals and dismissals, because the agreements set out the rules to be followed in the event of termination, i.e. the so-called termination procedures. The local agreement may deal with matters for which there are no provisions or provisions in the area of labour law, collective agreements or employment contracts. The latter example is telework, mobile work, work capacity and well-being at work.
If the employer wishes, a local agreement can also be reached on matters within the employer`s right to run the board. There are provisions that are recorded in collective agreements that are not regulated by legislation. These issues include travel expenses, vacation bonuses, extra days off (called “pekkasvapaat”) or sick or maternity leave benefits. The good news is that it is not as difficult or expensive as you might think you would get an international employment contract. If your requirements are not very unique, you can use a local labour law specialist who has experience in creating employment contracts for international companies in the country. This will be fully locally compliant and will be much less expensive than a partner/director of a global law firm. A good advisor usually starts with a model approach to reduce costs and save time. This approach starts with a locally compliant employment contract and allows you to edit only items specific to your needs.