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Finland to adopt part-time sick pay system

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
Publication date 22.12.2005 13.00
Press release -

The government is to introduce the system of part-time sick pay for use on a voluntary basis between employers and employees. The arrangement will be taken up from the beginning of next year. It aims to allow employees who have been on sick leave for more than 60 days to return to work part-time and receive part-time sick pay in addition to their wage.

Under existing rules, employees lose their entitlement to sick pay when they return to work after a lengthy period of sick leave. The part-time sick pay system is used in other Nordic countries.

Further information:
Ms Virpi Korhonen, Senior Officer, Legal Affairs, tel. +358 9. 09-1607 3914

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