Posted workers

'Posted worker' means a worker who normally carries out his or her work in a state other than Finland and whom an employer undertaking that is established and performing substantial activities in another state posts to Finland for a limited period to perform temporary work in the course of a contractual employment relationship within the framework of providing cross-border services as subcontracted work, as an internal transfer within a group of undertakings or as temporary agency work.

The Act on the Posting of Workers lays down provisions on the following, for example:

  • minimum terms of employment applicable to the employment relationship
  • responsibilities of the posting undertaking and of the contractor
  • authorities' duties and right to information
  • cross-border administrative cooperation
  • cross-border enforcement of financial administrative penalties and fines

The supervision of compliance with the Act on the Posting of Workers is the responsibility of the occupational safety and health authority, with the exception of the Equality Act provisions set out in section 3, the compliance with which is supervised the Ombudsman for Equality and the National Non-Discrimination and Equality Tribunal of Finland.

Liaison office

Division of Occupational Safety and Health at the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland acts as the coordinating authority for posted workers in Finland. The coordinating authority gives general advice on Finnish legislation regarding posted workers to undertakings posting workers to Finland, to undertakings using posted workers in Finland, and to posted workers

Questions relating to posted workers can be sent by email to: [email protected].


Anu Ikonen, Senior Officer, Regional State Administrative Agency for Southwestern Finland, [email protected],  tel. +358 295 018 143