|Original name:||Bundeselterngeld- und Elternzeitgesetz - BEEG|
|Name:||Parental Allowances and Parental Leave Act (BGBI I.S. 2748).|
|Subject(s):||Workers with family responsibilities|
|Type of legislation:||Law, Act|
|Entry into force:|
|Published on:||Bundesgesetzblatt, 2006-12-11, vol. 56, pp. 2748-2758
|Bibliography:||Bundesgesetzblatt, 2006-12-11, vol. 56, pp. 2748-2758
Act on-line in German Bundesministerium der Justiz, Bonn, Germany PDF (consulted on 2011-05-14)
Legislation on-line in German Bundesrecht - Federal Law, Federal Ministry of Justice, Germany PDF Act as amended to 2015 (consulted on 2011-06-17)
|Abstract/Citation:||A worker is entitled to parental benefit if the child lives in the same household as the parent and if the parent does not have a gainful occupation or does not have a full time gainful occupation. This can be partially or totally replaced by maternity benefits.
The parents are entitled to parental leave until the child reaches the age of three. If the employer agrees, up to 12 months of that time can be postponed until the child reaches 8 years of age. Both parents can take parental leave simultaneously.
For every whole month of parental leave taken by the worker, the employer can reduce the holiday time by 1/12. He cannot dismiss the worker who has asked for parental leave or who is on parental leave, as of 8 weeks before the leave starts.