Staff with Fam­ily Re­spons­ib­il­it­ies

In­form­a­tion for (Ex­pect­ant) Par­ents

During pregnancy, expectant parents have many questions. The Human Resources and Organisation Department has compiled a leaflet (Merkblatt, German only) with the most important regulations on maternity protection, parental leave, and special leave. You can also find more information on the topic of “Child and Work” under the following link.

The Family Service has compiled a checklist (German only): What do I need to consider when I am pregnant?

Parental leave allowance is a wage replacement benefit which parents receive if they look after their child themselves for the first 12 or 24 months of its life and either stop working or reduce their hours to do so.

The amount of the parental leave allowance is based on the net salary of the parent providing care, which they stop earning after the birth. Depending on income, the basic parental leave allowance is between € 300 and € 1800 per month. The minimum parental allowance of € 300 is paid to all those who look after their child themselves after the birth and work a maximum of 30 hours a week. This means that students with or without a part-time job as well as persons running a household also receive the minimum amount of € 300 per month.

Further information on parental leave allowance can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs.

 

Parental leave allowance is a wage replacement benefit which parents receive if they look after their child themselves for the first 12 or 24 months of its life and either stop working or reduce their hours to do so.

The amount of the parental leave allowance is based on the net salary of the parent providing care, which they stop earning after the birth. Depending on income, the basic parental leave allowance is between € 300 and € 1800 per month. The minimum parental allowance of € 300 is paid to all those who look after their child themselves after the birth and work a maximum of 30 hours a week. This means that students with or without a part-time job as well as persons running a household also receive the minimum amount of € 300 per month.

Further information on parental leave allowance can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs.

The statutory entitlement to leave for looking after a sick child according to § 45 SGB V (10 days) needs to be taken before the leave entitlement under the collective bargaining agreement (4 days), § 29 TV-H. If the employee is entitled to sick pay according to § 45 SGB V during the child’s illness, they will not receive any pay from their employer during this time. The entitlement to leave according to § 29 subsection 1 letter e double letter bb TV-H is only considered for staff who have exhausted their entitlement according to § 45 SGB V or who are not covered by statutory health insurance.  

In addition, medical evidence of the need for the employee’s presence – not of the nature of the illness – must always be submitted to the employer.

Op­tions for Or­gan­ising Work­ing Time

From 1 August 2020, administrative-technical staff have the option of remote working ("working from home"). This pilot agreement between the university management and the staff council is valid until 30 September 2021. The agreement and further information on remote working can be found here.

 

From 1 August 2020, administrative-technical staff have the option of remote working ("working from home"). This pilot agreement between the university management and the staff council is valid until 30 September 2021. The agreement and further information on remote working can be found here.

 

Alternating telework can be practised at the University of Kassel on the basis of the state-wide agreement of March 28, 2009 (Vereinbarung vom 28.03.2009, German only).

Alternating telework means that the work is partly performed at the home workplace and partly in the office.

Further information on alternating telework can be found on this page.

 

Staff at the University of Kassel can work part-time to help them achieve a better work life balance.

You can find more information on working part-time on the page of the Department of Human Resources and Organisation under this link.

If you have any further questions, please contact the responsible persons in the Department of Human Resources and Organisation.

 

 

If you have any questions regarding reconciling work and family life, please contact the Family Welcome Service

Contact:
Family Welcome und
Dual Career Service
Mönchebergstr. 19
34109 Kassel
+49 561 804-2813