Employment advice

Three ways to receive help and advice on employment problems

  1. In our comprehensive information package, you can find information on various working life situations, such as payment of salaries, employment contracts, annual holidays, working hours, etc.
  2. Legal employment advice is a telephone service for members, where lawyers from the OpusLex network of attorneys​ advise on employment matters from Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the price of a phone call. See more detailed instructions below.

    N.B. From the beginning of 2022, the advice will expand and you will get access to a full service Lakikaveri after you have been a member of the YTK Association for at least 6 months before you have an employment or workplace problem. Read more!
  3. The Occupational Safety and Health Authority will assist if your case concerns matters related to the content of the collective labour agreements (e.g. pay grades, minimum wages, unpaid leave in exchange for working longer hours or various extra pays). You can find your area's occupational safety and health authority on the website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Legal advice on employment relationships

As a member of YTK Association you will get legal advice on employment relationships by telephone at the price of a normal phone call (local network charge/mobile phone charge). The lawyers of Opuslex network of attorneys will answer your calls on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (closed on Fridays). Please note that calling from abroad or from a foreign connection may result in additional costs.

Exceptions to the opening hours 2021:
6.12. no counseling
23.12. - 31.12. from 9-12

Opuslex is a national network formed by 20 independent law offices that are members of the Finnish Bar Association. Opuslex operates in 22 towns and has more than 50 lawyers. You can turn to them if you need help from a lawyer in a dispute concerning the termination of employment, or want to ask about some other employment issue.

Lawyers providing legal advice are committed to following good practice as a lawyer, the core value of which is accessibility. The member must therefore be prepared to indicate the name of their employer in connection with legal advice.

The advice covers situations which you can explain on the phone without the lawyer having to look at any documents or other materials. The cost of preparing documents or other measures agreed on by you shall be agreed on separately with the lawyer in question.


If your case concerns issues related to the content of collective agreements (e.g. salary tables, minimum salaries, unpaid leave in exchange for working longer hours, or various extras), you should contact the occupational safety and health authorities. You will find the contact information of your local occupational safety and health authority on the website of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

How to use the legal advice on employment relationships

  1. Call 0200 55011

  2. Enter the first nine (9) digits of your identity number.

  3. Wait – Once your membership has been identified, the call will be forwarded to the nearest available lawyer. The line will be quiet while the call is being forwarded, wait without hanging up. If the call is cut off at some point, the lines are busy. In that case try again later.
  4. Was the call directed to the holiday voice mail? If the call is directed to voice mail, please contact 09 6866 100 in these situations.

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