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Family leave and family-friendliness

Pregnancy and the birth of a child are times of significant change for an employee – and also for their employer.

As an employer, you should be prepared for dealing with a wide range of family forms and situations. Open communication with your employees on matters of family leave creates understanding and clarity during times of change. 

The Uusimaa Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment has produced the guide “From Working Life to Family Leave and Back” (PDF, työ in a new window. to support employers in preparing for periods of family leave and planning work community practices. It contains the most important information and practical tips on what to take into account before and during family leave as well as when the employee returns to work.

Text edited by: editorial team
In collaboration with: ELY Centre for Uusimaa / From family leave to working life -project
Updated: 19/1/2023