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Employers to notify TE Offices of dismissals for financial or production-related reasons

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Publication date 16.1.2020 13.48
Press release

The Government proposes the reimposition of employers’ obligation to notify and inform Employment and Economic Development Offices (TE Offices) in situations where personnel were dismissed for financial or production-related reasons. On 16 January 2020, the Government submitted to Parliament a proposal on an act amending the Employment Contracts Act, and related legislation.

According to the proposal, the provision of the Employment Contracts Act that requires employers to notify the TE Offices of the dismissal of employees for financial or production-related reasons, if at least ten employees are affected, would be re-included in the Act. In addition, the employer would be required to inform the affected employees of their right to an employment plan.

According to the Government proposal, the corresponding provisions would also be re-included in the Seafarers’ Employment Contracts Act and in the Act on Public Servants in Local Government. Furthermore, a provision regarding preparedness for receiving employer notifications would be re-included in the Act on Public Business and Employment Service.

Provisions of acts governing employment relationships regarding employers’ duty to notify and inform were repealed in 2017. Re-inclusion of such provisions was proposed by the central labour market organisations in an agreement published in June 2019 associated with further negotiations on the 2017 pension reform.

Elli Nieminen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 8247

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