Payment of wages and salaries
You will receive your pay at least monthly, if not more often. An employee on an hourly rate usually receives wages at fortnightly intervals. The pay period and the date on which each payment is due, should be recorded in the employment contract.
Wages and salaries must be paid or be available to be drawn out on the last day of each pay period unless otherwise agreed. If the payment date falls on a Sunday or Saturday, a public holiday, Finnish Independence Day, May Day, Christmas Eve, or Midsummer Night’s Eve, the payment day for wages and salaries will be the preceding weekday.
The employee must receive a pay calculation together with any wages or salary and it must show the amount and basis of pay. It must also show any additional pay, any taxfree allowance, tax which has been deducted, and any other deductions. Remember always to check that your pay calculation shows every relevant transaction.
When your employment comes to an end, your final wages will be paid on your last working day, unless otherwise agreed. For example, the employment contract may state that the final wages will be paid on the next date when the company customarily pays its staff.