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Hiring guidelines in Finland

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  • Leave policy
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Minimum Wage Requirements
There are no provisions regarding the minimum salary stipulated in the law. The wage can vary according to the collective agreement that applies to the company. 
Individual Income Tax

The individual national income tax ranges from 6% to 32%. Income tax is calculated according to progressive rates for national taxes. Employees also pay an additional flat rate for municipality taxes (up to 10.86%). Multiple additional factors may impact overall rates such as Church Tax, number of children, among others

Gross Annual Income National Tax Rate (%)
Up to EUR 30,000 11.5%
Up to EUR 40,000 17%
Up to EUR 50,000 21%
Over EUR 60,000 24.5%
Over EUR 70,000 27%
Payroll Cost
The employer cost is generally estimated at 21.07% of the employee salary.
Overtime Pay & Maximum Hours

Standard working hours are 7.5 hours per day and 37.5 hours per week, but the employer can change this to 40 hours a week and 8 hours a day if they want to. The standard work week is from Monday to Friday.

Overtime pay is not mandatory.

Overtime must be mutually agreed on in the employment agreement (EA). If there is overtime in the EA, hours outside of standard work hours are paid according to the Working Hours Act.

For additional hours, the employer can pay employees:

  • 150% of the hourly rate for the first 2 hours.
  • 200% of the hourly rate for the following hours.