Short-Term Care Leave
If the employee needs to take care of a sick person in his or her immediate surroundings, the employee is entitled to short-term care leave if the employee is the only person that can take care of the sick person.
The maximum number of hours of short-term care leave is twice the number of working hours per week within a twelve-month period.
During short-term care leave, the employer must continue to pay at least 70% of the last-earned salary (and at least 100% of the statutory minimum wage1). The accrual of holidays during short-term care leave continues.
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