We provide you with legal advice

Our lawyers provide you with personal advice in any legal matter of your professional life. Don’t forget to use our other legal tools as well!

Counselling on employment relationships

We advise you on legal issues related to employment relationships of employees and civil servants, such as:

  • Drafting of employment contract and Managing Director’s agreement
  • Cooperation negotiations, terminations of employment and workplace conflicts
  • Questions related to family leaves, annual leave and working time
  • Other employment and labour law issues

Our legal counsels advise you every weekday at 9–12, without appointment, tel. +35820693205.  You can also make an appointment in our booking calendar.

As a rule, our legal counsels handle the contact requests in the order of their arrival. Please note that it takes two working days to work on working life related contracts.
 

Advice for team leaders, supervisors and employers

  • Employment and labour law advice from the point of view of employers

Please contact our advice for employers, tel. +35820692923.
 

Legal advice for entrepreneur members

We advise you on the following legal issues in entrepreneurship:

  • Tips and facts for starting up a company
  • Business Associate Agreements
  • Commission Agreements

Please contact our legal advice for entrepreneur members, yrittajat@ekonomit.fi.
 

Don’t forget the other legal tools and services

eLakipalvelu -answers to your working life questions in our Legal Databank

You can find quick answers to the most common labour law questions in our eLegal Service, for example:

  • Can a temporary employment contract be terminated?
  • What is the duration of my probationary period?
  • What is the maximum duration of a non-compete clause (NCC), in an employment contract?

In the service, you pick up a theme, answer a few specifying questions after which you receive an answer or a recommendation to act, based on your answers to the questions. They are compiled on the basis of FAQ and are therefore indicative. You can access our eLegal Service 24/7 by signing in to our Member Service.

Guides and contract templates for different working life situations

Guides

Federation of Professional and Managerial Staff (YTN) has published guides for different working life situations. To order printed versions, please contact us: info@ekonomit.fi or +358201299296.

Employment relationship guide, YTN 2016 

You’ll find more guides on our website in Finnish.

Contract templates

Model of Employment Contract

Model of Employment Contract (YTN) 

You’ll find other contract templates drafted by our legal counsels by signing in to our member service.

Professional liability and legal protection insurance to protect you

Our lawyers assist you in disputes. If negotiations do not lead to any resolution and you want to take your case to the court, assisted by a non-union counsel, you may use, under certain insurance conditions, our professional liability and legal protection insurance to cover your legal expenses.

Fondia VirtualLawyer service’s free document templates

VirtualLawyer is an online legal database, created by Fondia lawyers, which offers companies free-of-charge legal information to support their daily business. The database has more than 1700 articles in Finnish and in English, covering key legal matters for entrepreneurs, in a comprehensive, clear and reliable format. The database covers the ten most important legal areas from the business point of view, from labour law to company law, and works as a comprehensive source of information for the entire personnel of any company.

As a member of The Finnish Business School Graduates, you have free access to the document templates of the VirtualLawyer database (value 240 EUR /year).

The document templates cover more than 150 documents with drafting instructions, for example:

  • templates for establishing a company
  • employment contracts
  • templates related to cooperation negotiations

You can use the service by signing in at www.virtuaalilakimies.fi and by using a campaign code given to you in the Member Service of The Finnish Business School Graduates.

Fondia Entrepreneur’s Legal Service – telephone consultation

Fondia, a full service business law house, offers our entrepreneur members legal advice by telephone. You can book a 15-minute appointment, free of charge, with one of Fondia’s lawyers as regards an associate agreement, consultation or subcontracting agreement or any competence and financial matters within company law. Fondia’s expert in question will return your call within a few days. Should your question be so extensive or complicated that the 15-minute free consultation is not enough, you can contact Fondia for a larger, chargeable assignment in your question.

Please fill in the Fondia contact form.