Do you want to take time off?

Early in the year many of you have asked us about job alternation leave. The same also applies to our website traffic. During the first weeks of the year, information on job alternation leave was searched twice as much compared to a similar period at the end of last year.

If you have a work history of over 20 years, you can apply for a break in your employment by agreeing on job alternation leave with your employer. The requirement for receiving job alternation compensation is that your employer hires an unemployed job-seeker as your substitute for the duration of your leave. If the requirements are met, you can take job alternation leave for 180 days. The amount of job alternation compensation is 70 per cent of your earnings-related daily allowance.