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Amended Posted Workers Act to come into force in December

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 29.10.2020 14.17
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The amendments to the Act will promote equal treatment of posted workers vis-à-vis national employees as regards terms of employment. In addition, the Act aims to improve equal competition between companies. Amendments to national law will implement the amendments made to EU legislation.

Amendments to the Posted Workers Act will enter into force on 1 December 2020. A 12-month transition period will apply to posting agreements concluded before the entry into force of the Act.  This will give companies an opportunity to make adjustments to their agreements reflecting the legislative amendments.

The amendments concern, among other things, pay provisions applicable to posted workers and the employer’s obligation to compensate the posted worker’s travel, accommodation and meal expenses.

A press release on the Government’s proposal dated 19 May 2020 provides more detailed information about the amendments.

Inquiries:

Päivi Kantanen, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 295 048 938

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