Job alternation compensation
Persons taking a job alternation leave are entitled to a compensation equal to 70 % or 80% of the unemployment allowance to which they would be entitled were they unemployed. For those who have an employment history of at least 25 years, the compensation is 80% of the unemployment allowance.
Unemployment fund members can apply to their fund. Their compensation is calculated on the basis of the earnings-related unemployment allowance.
Employees working full-time can agree with their employer on a job alternation leave that lasts an uninterrupted period of 90 to 359 calendar days. The employer agrees to hire a replacement who is registered with the employment office as unemployed job seeker. The replacement must work the same number of hours but need not be hired for the same position as the person taking the leave.
After the leave is over, employees have the right to return to their job or a comparable job.
You must work at least 5 years before taking a new job alternation leave.