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What is annualized part-time work for family reasons for the employee?

Verified 02 June 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)

Reducing working time for family reasons is a specific form of part-time.

You can alternate periods worked full time with periods not worked.

Each period not worked lasts at least 1 week.

This distribution of working hours shall take the form of part-time work on an annualized basis.

Your request for annualized part-time work is possible for family reasons or for personal needs. For example, you need to babysit during school holidays.

You must make your request to the employer, in writing or orally.

Your employer may refuse your request, in particular because of the operational requirements of the company.

If your employer accepts your request, a agreeable the contract of employment must be signed.

This amendment specifies your working and non-working periods.

The amendment also indicates the distribution of earnings over the year.

Reducing your working time for family reasons should not be confused with the standard part-time.

During your working hours, you work full time.

You can benefit overtime if any of the following conditions are met:

  • Your working time exceeds the legal weekly duration
  • Your company shall apply an agreement or an agreement on the annualization of working time where your working time exceeds the limits laid down in that agreement or agreement

The working hours must not exceed 1,607 hours per year.

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