The employee, who is on alternation leave, is not entitled to the compensation in the following situations:
- you receive pay or annual holiday pay or other benefits and compensations, for which you get corresponding time off, from your employer,
- you work full-time over two weeks for another employer,
- you receive sickness daily allowance or other benefit due to your full disability or maternity, paternity or parenting allowance,
- you are imprisoned, doing your military service or civil service,
- you are a full-time entrepreneur,
- you receive old age pension, guarantee pension, early old age pension, individual early pension under the Basic Pension Act or Employment Pension Act or
- you receive rehabilitation allowance or loss of income allowance under the Accident Insurance Act or Traffic Insurance Act
Alternation compensation is paid for a maximum of five days per week. If the alternating employee works for their employer for two days a week, they are entitled to alternation compensation for a maximum of three day per week, regardless of how much work has been done and whether the work has been done during the weekend.
Termination of employment during alternation leave
Notify us and the TE offices immediately if your employment is about to be terminated during alternation leave. If your employment ends due to reasons not depending on you (production and financial reasons, bankruptcy) before the alternation leave has lasted 100 calendar days, the alternation compensation can be paid until the termination of the employment. Otherwise the paid alternation compensation will have to be reclaimed.