Parental leave times – new regulation on consideration

A new regulation foresees the consideration of parental leave times for all entitlements, which are defined by the length of employment. Some more details can be found below:

Up until now, only the first (maternity/paternity) leave has been considered up until a max. of 10 months for certain defined entitlements, which are dependent on the length of employment. Certain collective bargain agreements, as well as company agreements, did foresee a more beneficial regulation.

For births from August, 1st 2019 onwards, following changes will apply:

All times for parental leaves, that are defined by the length of employment, are fully considered up until the second birthday of the child. Also, this regulation applies for each child (and not only the first). Consequently, the parental leave time has a comparable “worth” to active working time. This means, that salary raises, entitlements for jubilee payments, higher holiday entitlement, and longer terminations periods do also apply with parental leave times.

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