Job alternation leave offers the employee a possibility to a longer break which can be used to any purpose decided by the employee. Employees, civil servants and public office holders are entitled to job alternation leave.
The duration of job alternation leave is 100 consecutive calendar days at minimum and 180 consecutive calendar days at maximum.
Job alternation leave is based on voluntary agreement. The employee must meet the job alternation leave criteria and the employer must substitute him or her by an unemployed job seeker for the entire duration of the leave.
You can apply for job alternation leave compensation from your unemployment fund (if you have been a member in the KOKO fund for at least 26 weeks) or from Kela within a maximum of three months from the beginning of your leave.