Examining the working hours
You are not entitled to earnings-related daily allowance if your working hours surpass 80% of the full-time working hours in the field.
- In part-time work your working hours are examined in adjustment periods.
- If your working hours have been shortened due to a lay-off, your working hours are examined in periods of a calendar week.
- When calculating working hours, the actual working hours are taken into consideration and compared to those of a full time employee. If the field does not have a collective agreement, the comparison is made to regular working hours defined in the Working Hours Act. According to the Working Hours Act, regular working hours are eight hours per day and 40 hours per week at maximum.
- In periodic work the examination period is one work period.
If you have multiple employments under adjustment, the working hours of these employments are added together.
You are not entitled to adjusted unemployment daily allowance when your employer does not have the possibility to supervise your working hours. The examination of working hours is not demanded when the adjustment is based on part-time entrepreneurship or own work.
During your annual holiday you are not entitled to earnings-related daily allowance at all, if your salary for the annual holiday is based on the salary of full time work.
EXAMPLE 1: Maija has worked part-time for many years and has received adjusted daily allowance. Now she has three weeks of annual holiday. The payment of adjusted unemployment daily allowance continues during her annual holiday as the holiday salary is based on the salary of part-time work.
EXAMPLE 2: Matti has worked part-time for a long time. He signs a temporary contract of full time work with the same employer for 1.5. – 31.8.2014 during which he is on annual holiday for the whole month of July. The employer pays Matti full time salary during the annual holiday. Matti is not entitled to adjusted unemployment daily allowance during his holiday because he is employed full time during his holiday.
Periods when there is no entitlement to adjusted daily allowance
- Period when you are employed full time for over two weeks.
- Period when you are employed as a full time entrepreneur.
- Period when you study full time.
- During sickness.
- Maternity, paternity, parental leave.
- Waiting period.
- Period for which the 80% working hour limit is surpassed.