Leave and Absences

Annual leave and sick leave are among the most common reasons for employee absence from work.

Other reasons for absence may be parenthood or compassionate leave, study or sabbatical leave, as well as completion of national service. Several pieces of employment legislation and collective bargaining agreements regulate employee leave and absence. In addition, the employer and employee can always agree on unpaid leave.

Annual Holidays Act

Per the name, the Act contains provisions on annual holidays. The Act lays out how employees accrue paid annual leave during employment. It contains rules for paying annual holiday pay, awarding annual holiday and how to act if an employee falls ill on holiday.

Read more: Annual Holidays Act (Finlex)

Annual leave

Sick leave

Family leave