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Bezahlter Urlaub und Lohnfortzahlung im Krankheitsfall: In der Praxis besteht Nachholbedarf bei Minijobbern



According to the German labour legislation non-standard and standard workers are granted equal rights. For example, in case of sickness or vacation workers in marginal employment are entitled to the same employee leave benefits as "regularly" employed workers. However, in public debates it is often criticised that equal treatment is not thoroughly implemented into companies' day-to-day business. In our analysis we focus on employees' knowledge about legal regulations and employees' access to benefits such as paid vacation and paid sick leave. We show that part-time or fixed-term workers do not differ that much from workers in standard employment relationships, neither with respect to their knowledge about legal regulations, nor with respect to their access to benefits. However, people in marginal employment differ systematically from workers in employment subject to social security contributions.

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Stegmaier, Jens; Gundert, Stefanie; Tesching, Karin; Theuer, Stefan (2015): Paid leave and sick pay : in practice, minijobbers have a lot of catching-up to do. (IAB-Kurzbericht, 18/2015), Nürnberg, 12 p.