You can employ yourself as an agency worker through a labour hire company.
There are three parties to the rental employment relationship: The employee, the labour hire company, and the user company.
A company in need of employees may conclude an agreement with a labour hire company to get rental workers.
As an employee, you conclude an employment contract with the labour hire company, which becomes your employer and pays your salary. However, your work takes place at the workplace of the user company, and it is responsible for providing work instructions and guidance. As an agency worker, you may be employed by several different user companies at the same time.
As a rule, temporary agency work is subject to the same legislation as other employment relationships, but the Employment Contracts Act contains provisions that particularly apply to temporary agency work. Further information on temporary agency work can be found on the website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.
- Temporary agency work (Occupational Safety and Health Administration in Finland, tyosuojelu.fi)
- Rental work quide book (tem.fi, pdf, in Finnish)