Job elimination

State employees that have been employed or appointed by the state since before July 1st, 1996, when the act on Government Employees, No. 70/1996 came into effect, have a right to receive severance pay, if their job is or was eliminated and no comparable employment offered, as stipulated in the interim provision article 5 of the act.

Municipal employees are guaranteed severance pay through the collective wage agreements when a job is eliminated, but the rights to payment depend on for how long they have worked for the municipal. The most common date given is March 1st, 1997.

Severance pay means that the employee gets his flat salary plus fixed payments, like overtime paid, for a period of six months if the length of service is under 15 years and for 12 months if the employment exceeds that time.

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