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What is emergency leave?

Emergency leave, also known as short-term absenteeism leave, is a statutory regulation that comes into effect when you have to take time off immediately. Emergency leave is aimed at unforeseen personal circumstances - calamities.

The duration can vary from a number of hours to a number of days, depending on the specific situation. You must report the taking of emergency leave to your employer as soon as possible. Your employer may not refuse a reasonable request. Your salary will continue to be paid during emergency leave. Your collective labor agreement, employment contract or internal company regulations may contain other agreements.

What is short-term care leave?

Short-term care leave is a statutory scheme for employees. This arrangement gives you the opportunity to take care of a sick or needy person in your immediate environment. This often concerns first and second degree blood relatives, members of your household and acquaintances (for example parents-in-law, neighbors or friends). The condition for the latter group is also that given the relationship it is likely that you are the only one who can provide the care.

The duration of entitlement to short-term care leave depends on the working hours agreed in your employment contract. You can take up to twice your number of working hours per week within a period of 12 months. You are entitled to continued payment of 70% of your wages and at least the statutory minimum wage.

The condition for taking short-term care leave is that the sick person needs care and, given the specific circumstances of the situation, you are the only one who can provide the sick care. You usually cannot take short-term care leave for someone who is in hospital. This person will receive all the necessary care.

You must submit the application for care leave to your employer in writing. Rejection of your application is only allowed if your employer would run into major problems due to your absence. Your collective labor agreement, employment contract or internal company regulations may contain other agreements about care leave. If so, these agreements apply.

What is long-term care leave?

Long-term care leave is a statutory scheme for employees. This arrangement gives you the opportunity to take care of someone close to you who is life-threateningly ill or who is dependent on help for a longer period of time. This often concerns first and second degree blood relatives, members of your household and acquaintances (for example, parents-in-law, neighbors or friends). The condition for the latter group is also that given the relationship it is likely that you are the only one who can provide the care.

You can rely on long-term care leave if the care of the patient is necessary and you are the only one who can provide this care. The duration of entitlement to long-term care leave depends on the working hours agreed in your employment contract. You can request leave for a maximum of six times your number of working hours per week within a period of 12 months.

You must request this in writing from your employer 2 weeks before you want to start the leave. Your employer may only reject your application if your employer would run into major problems due to your absence.

Your employer is not obliged to continue to pay your wages if you are not working due to long-term care leave. In principle, it is unpaid leave. Your collective labor agreement, employment contract or internal company regulations may contain other agreements about care leave. If so, these agreements apply.

What is maternity leave?

Maternity leave is a statutory regulation that stipulates that a pregnant employee is entitled to a total of at least 16 weeks of pregnancy and maternity leave. The commencement date depends on the expected delivery date. You can start the leave from 6 weeks, no later than 4 weeks before this date.

You have to submit your application (in writing) to your employer 3 weeks in advance. Your request should never be refused. How long your maternity leave actually lasts depends on the date of birth of the baby. After the birth you are entitled to at least 10 weeks of maternity leave.

During pregnancy and maternity leave you will receive normal salary from your employer. Your employer receives a benefit from the UWV because you are pregnant. Your collective labor agreement, employment contract or internal company regulations may contain other agreements about care leave, as well as additional agreements about pregnancy and maternity leave.

What is parental leave?

Parental leave is a statutory regulation that provides that you are given more time to care for your child (ren). You can submit a request for parental leave to your employer. This statutory regulation applies to your child (ren) aged up to 8 years.

The duration of parental leave depends on the working hours agreed in your employment contract. You are entitled to 26 times your weekly working hours on parental leave and you can decide for yourself how and when you take these hours.

You must request this in writing from your employer at least 2 months before you want to start the leave. You must indicate how many hours you want to take and on which days, for how long you want to take the leave and from when. Your employer may only reject your application if he would get into serious trouble because of your absence.

Your employer is not obliged to continue to pay your wages if you are not working due to parental leave. In principle, it is unpaid leave. Your collective labor agreement, employment contract or internal company regulations may contain other agreements about this form of leave.

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