Implementation of the so-called Directive on working conditions and zero-hours contracts

TEM117:00/2020 Statute drafting

Preparation of a report drawn up in the form of a government proposal containing proposals for the legislative amendments required for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union (the so-called Directive on working conditions). The Directive aims to advance more secure and predictable terms of employment. Proposal includes zero-hour contracts, week 16/2022.

Basic information In progress

Project number TEM117:00/2020

Set by Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Term/schedule 9.11.2020 – 1.8.2022

Date of appointment 5.11.2020

Relation to the Government Programme

Marin

Strategiset kokonaisuudet Finland built on trust and labour market equality

Tavoite Stability and trust in the labour market through collective bargaining

Law drafting

HE työehtodirektiivin täytäntöönpanemiseksi ja vaihtelevaa työaikaa noudattavan työntekijän asemaa parantavaksi lainsäädännöksi
  • 1

    Under preparation

    Adopted in the plan for the session period on 7.9.2021
  • 2

    Estimated week of presentation

    8/2022
    16/2022
  • 3

    Current stage: Submitted to Parliament

  • 4

    Statute adopted

Esityksellä pannaan täytäntöön EU:n työehtodirektiivi. Samalla toteutetaan hallitusohjelmaan liittyvät vaihtelevan työajan sopimuksia koskevat lainsäädäntötoimet.

Minister in chargeTyöministeri Haatainen

Contact personNico Steiner, Ministry of Employment and the Economy

Additional information

  • Processed by: Advisory Committee on Local Government Finances and Administration

Legislative plan for spring session 2022

Contact person
Elli Nieminen, Erityisasiantuntija
tel. +358 295 048 247
[email protected]

Goals and results

The so-called Directive on working conditions aims to improve the position of those in unpredictable employment relationships, in particular, by advancing more secure and predictable terms of employment. The provisions of the Directive concern, among other things, the employer’s obligation to provide information about the employment relationship to the employee, probationary period, prohibition of competitive activity and contracts with variable working hours. In addition, the Directive contains provisions on legal protection of employees.

Summary

Preparation of a report drawn up in the form of a government proposal containing proposals for the legislative amendments required for the implementation of Directive (EU) 2019/1152 on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union (the so-called Directive on working conditions). The Directive aims to advance more secure and predictable terms of employment. Proposal includes zero-hour contracts, week 16/2022.

Starting points

The implementation of the Directive, adopted on 20 June 2019, requires amendments to employment legislation. The implementation period will end on 1 August 2022.

Additional information

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