Special payment during parental leave – what parents are entitled to

During parental leave, many families are not so well off financially. Because wage payments are different than usual and a special payment during parental leave may not be made. But there are differences, which can be read in the employment contract: Some special payments must be granted during parental leave, others not. This article is dedicated to the payments of vacation allowance, which is handled differently during parental leave and pregnancy, as well as the payments of Christmas bonus during pregnancy and parental leave.

Vacation pay during parental leave

Conditions, amount and tax coverage

In general, a distinction must be made between two periods when it comes to parental leave: maternity leave directly affects the weeks before and after the birth. During this time, the employer must pay the vacation allowance. This is determined by law. The reason for this is that these periods are assessed as normal working weeks, even if a ban on employment applies under certain circumstances.

Moving in together the right way part 1: official formalities and moving house

The decision to move in together is a big step for a couple. Finally having a place together, more time for each other, and perhaps family planning…but these are not the only benefits of living together. How you can move in together properly and save a lot of money, I will tell you in the series of articles “Moving in together properly”. In the first part, we will first look at the formalities and administrative procedures involved in your move.

Signing the lease together

It doesn’t matter whether you move into a new apartment together or one of the partners simply moves into the existing apartment: You should always sign the lease together. Only in this way do you both have the same rights, but also the same obligations. Of course, you don’t want to think about a breakup when you’re freshly moving in together, yet it could happen that your partner simply moves out and you’re left with the rent debt. It is therefore important that both tenants are listed in the rental agreement. If one of the two wants to move out, you should make a lease termination agreement. But that’s not the only advantage of a joint rental agreement: It strengthens the feeling of togetherness and prevents one partner from simply “kicking the other out the door”.

A charming smile does not have to be expensive

A charming smile does not have to be expensive

A beautiful smile looks good on everyone. Provided that you also have nice teeth. Because with well-groomed teeth, not only hearty laughter is fun. You also look more attractive and are usually more successful in your job. Even though shape and color are predetermined in humans, everyone can do something for their dental care through a tooth-healthy diet and regular dental care.

How to find the right wheelchair for your needs

From a standard wheelchair to a power wheelchair – what types of wheelchairs are there??

The main types of wheelchairs are the following:

Standard wheelchair

  • cheap
  • with basic equipment
  • few adaptation possibilities
  • stable, but heavy
  • low comfort
  • can also be rented
  • as a temporary solution
  • for patient transport
  • with an accompanying person

Lightweight wheelchair

  • available at a reasonable price depending on the model
  • more adjustment and adaptation possibilities than a standard wheelchair
  • light and easy to operate
  • not suitable for every surface
  • depending on the model for permanent use
  • for self-propelling and pushing
  • for most environments

Active wheelchair

  • Many customization options
  • low weight
  • available in many different models
  • can be moved well without help
  • for permanent use
  • depending on the model for sports

Care wheelchair

  • large and heavy
  • very many equipment possibilities
  • expensive
  • hardly to move by yourself
  • for severely disabled people
  • for transport and storage

Power wheelchair

  • with electric motor for easy locomotion
  • many different equipment options
  • Different steering options
  • more expensive than manual wheelchairs
  • depending on the model heavy
  • for people who find it difficult or impossible to operate a wheelchair manually
  • also for longer distances and slopes
  • depending on the model for indoor or outdoor use or both

Children's wheelchair

You can get different types of wheelchairs, for example, active or power wheelchairs, in designs for children. Make sure that a children's wheelchair has enough adjustment options to grow with the child and to offer children as much freedom of movement as possible. Apart from these types of wheelchairs, you can get wheelchairs for special needs in specialized stores. This includes, for example, all-terrain wheelchairs or beach wheelchairs. Shower wheelchairs are used specifically for toileting and showering.

Travel tips flensburg – the northernmost city in germany

Travel tips flensburg - the northernmost city in germany

What to experience in Germany's northernmost city? We have summarized our travel tips for Flensburg for you here. Find out where to get the best fish sandwiches, where to find free parking and much more! There is a lot to experience and see in this Nordic city.

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Insurance + simple maintenance contract as an alternative to a full maintenance contract? – interview with martina beese

With Martina Beese, lawyer of the law firm Engemann& Partner, Lippstadt, we talked about supplementary insurance and its role as a complement to full maintenance.

Both operators of new plants in the tendering process and lower compensation and operators of plants that will no longer receive government subsidies from 2020 onwards will have to rethink their maintenance and servicing concepts in view of the increasing cost pressure. It is often discussed to conclude a maintenance contract with a lower scope of services instead of a full maintenance contract and to fill the resulting “gaps” with machine insurance policies.