Posting an employee abroad

As a general rule, your company’s employees are insured in the country in which they work and are entitled to that country’s social security benefits. Your employees may remain covered by Finnish social security, if

  • they have a valid certificate of posting from a social security agreement country or
  • they are working simultaneously in two or more EU-/EEA-countries and/or Switzerland and have a valid certificate A1.

An employee posted to a non-agreement country is usually also insured in Finland, in addition to the country in which he/she works.

Pensionable salary
Are you sending an employee on assignement for over six months? When Finnish pension law is applicable, you and your employee have to agree on the pensionable salary in writing before the assignment starts. As a general rule, the pensionable salary corresponds to the salary, which would have been paid for a similar job in Finland. It is the basis for insurance contributions and pension accrual during assignments abroad.

Apply for a certificate of posting (Finnish Centre for Pensions, in Finnish)

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