Family care time Information provision

Service Description

Family care leave gives you the opportunity to reduce your working hours to up to 15 hours per week for a maximum of 24 months in order to care for a close relative in need of care in the home environment.

You only have a legal right to family care leave if your employer has at least 26 employees (those employed for vocational training are not counted). You will only be granted family care time if your relative has at least care degree 1.

Employment contract provision for family caregiver leave:

  • You must reach a written agreement with your employer on working hours and the distribution of hours.
  • Your employer can only contradict your wishes regarding working hours for urgent operational reasons.
  • A change in the fixed working hours during the current family care leave is only possible if your employer agrees.

You can apply for an interest-free loan to cushion the loss of income.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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