Hiring an employee from aboard

When hiring an employee from abroad, consider your statutory obligations.

Many hire an employee from abroad if they cannot find a suitable expert in Finland or they want to bring international competences into the work community. 

You may need a separate permit to hire an employee from abroad, and an employee from outside the EU or the EEA must have the right to work in Finland. Please also note that your foreign employees are subject to the same employment rights and obligations, terms of employment, occupational safety requirements, and statutory insurances as Finnish employees.

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