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Material for the employer

We have gathered information on this page from the perspective of a family holiday employer - you will find essential information in one place!

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Family leave in the Employment Contracts and Equality Act

Family plans, pregnancy and family leave must not affect recruitment. Nor can an employee be dismissed for the reasons mentioned above. Read more about employer responsibilities here.


Family leave is provided for in Chapter Four of the Employment Contracts Act:

Act on Equality between Women and Men:


See all laws promoting the reconciliation of work and family:

Kela also supports the employer in staff family leave


On Kela's website, you will find information to support the costs of family leave.

When the employer pays a salary for the employee's maternity, paternity or parental benefit period, Kela can pay parental benefits directly to the employer.


As an employer, you can also receive annual leave allowance for family leave and family leave allowance from the mother's paid maternity leave.

Read more by clicking on the reel's logo:


Family-friendliness in the workplace - what does it mean and why should you invest in it?

Family friendliness in the workplace - what does it mean?

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Is your workplace family friendly?

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Is your organization family-friendly? How could family friendliness be improved?


Väestöliitto agreesFamily-friendly workplace badgefor workplaces that meet the family-friendliness criteria. Check the attached list to see if your job is suitablethe principles of a family-friendly workplace. 


If you feel that there is still room for improvement and work to be done, now is a good time to start working. As stated on Väestöliitto's website, "the logo indicates the employer's social responsibility and commitment to family-friendliness." Family friendliness is a competitive advantage in many ways!

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Entrepreneur's family leave

Are you self-employed and getting family benefits? Kela also supports family holidays for entrepreneurs. Read more here:


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Check out our guide from Mifevala to work to work smoothly together with MiB!

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