Section 14-12 c Joint and several liability for user undertakings

(1) Pursuant to section 14-12, user undertakings shall be liable in the same way as an unconditional guarantor for payment of wages, holiday pay and any other remuneration pursuant to the principle of equal treatment laid down in section 14-12 a, including claims arising from collective agreements as referred to in section 14-12 a, third paragraph. In connection with joint and several liability pursuant to the first sentence, user undertakings shall also be jointly and severally liable for holiday pay earned in connection with the claim.

(2) The worker must submit his or her claim in writing to the jointly and severally liable party within a time limit of three months after the due date of the claim. The jointly and severally liable party shall pay in accordance with the claim at the latest three weeks after it is received.

(3) The jointly and severally liable party may refuse to cover the claim if the worker was aware that the condition for the assignment was that wages, etc., pursuant to the principle of equal treatment, should wholly or partly be covered by the jointly and severally liable party.

(4) Joint and several liability does not apply when bankruptcy proceedings have been instituted against the temporary-work agency.