Legal bases & legislation

The loss of earnings compensation (EO) partially compensates for the loss of earnings arising from the performance of military, civil protection or alternative civilian service. The law governing this scheme has since been amended to include maternity insurance (maternity allowance); it entered into force on 1 July 2005.

Militaerdienst-B-1610

Income compensations for military service

The fund for loss of earned income (EO) for those serving in the army, or carrying out civilian service and protection service, provides compensation for loss of earnings to cover the period in which the person is carrying out such service.

Mutterschaft-B-1610

Maternity insurance

The maternity insurance (maternity allowance) entered into force on 1 July 2005.

Vaterschaft

Paternity leave

The bill for paid paternity leave came into force on 1 January 2021. This means that fathers will now be able to take two weeks’ paid leave within six months of the birth of their child. As with maternity leave, paternity leave will be funded via the earnings compensation scheme (EO).

Last modification 25.10.2021

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