Family first More time for the family

What is it about?

Not everything can always be planned—especially with children and family. So that you can be present at important family events, we give you special leave. And to help you balance your job and family in the event of unforeseen events, we also support you in situations for which it is often impossible to prepare.

Typical case

Lisa is a mom of two children, and cares for them equally with her husband. When one child is sick, they take turns staying home while the other parent goes to work. At ELATEC, Lisa can take ten days off a year for such cases—with full pay. If the daycare center has an unscheduled closing and no childcare is available despite the support of the family service, Lisa brings her children to the office with her. And when her older son starts school in the fall, she gets one day of special leave for starting school.

What do I get out of it?

  • You can take up to 10 days off per year if your child becomes ill. This allows you to take care of your child in peace, while your salary continues to be paid in full into your account.
  • You also receive up to 10 days of paid leave per year to care for close relatives (a care degree is required).
  • You will receive one day of special leave for starting school or for the day you settle in at daycare.
  • We consider the 24th and 31st of December to be family time, which is why you receive a full day of extra leave on each of these days.
  • In principle, children are allowed in the office during childcare emergencies; there is even a toy box (at HR) so that the little ones don't get bored and parents don't have to carry anything.

How does it work?

  • If one of your children is ill or you have to care for a close relative, you submit a medical certificate to HR. You apply for special leave for school enrollment or acclimatization in the daycare center as usual.
  • You do not have to do anything for the days off on December 24 and 31.

Still have questions? Just talk to us.

Manuela Wagener

Manuela Wagener

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Sabine Thier

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