Info on the effects of the coronavirus

9.4.2021 | Law

The coronavirus pandemic is impacting the everyday life and work of employees around the world, and Finland is no exception. Despite the epidemic, the employer’s and employee’s obligations as specified in the employment contract remain primarily unchanged.

We have compiled information on the effects of the coronavirus on our website for you:

Remote work due to coronavirus
Hindered work
Impact of the coronavirus on annual holiday
Layoff due to coronavirus
Illness and quarantine
Impact of the coronavirus on the employee’s family
Amendments to law
Support for entrepreneurs


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